491 – Khari Parker: Do your homework

Khari Parker is a pro, in every sense of the word. He has an ongoing dedication to learning his craft, he honors the tradition of the music and continues to be a student, understanding that music is a never-ending journey. From long tenures with Destiny’s Child to George Benson, from brushwork to blistering chops, Khari can do it all with authenticity and class.

In this podcast you’ll hear Khari Parker talk about:

  • Getting into drums and learning the fundamentals in church
  • The beginning of the Gospel Chops movement
  • Essential VHS and LaserDisc from back in the 80’s & 90’s
  • Awesome George Benson stories
  • Similarities and differences between working with George Benson and Destiny’s Child
  • How to find new interesting artists and drummers to check out
  • How to learn 50 songs in little time for a major gig
  • What he’s listening to these days
  • The biggest misconceptions about life on the road
  • Much more

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