Keith Stix McJimson

119 – How to break into the touring scene, with Keith “Stix” McJimson

In this podcast I talk to Keith “Stix” McJimson, who has broken onto the scene as of late and is picking up speed quickly. The Los Angeles native is currently on tour with mega-star Ariana Grande, hitting both US and foreign stadiums and amphitheaters around the globe. Although he’s getting a big name for himself, Keith remains humble and thankful for the posotion he’s in….although it took tremendous effort on his part to get there. Listen in as he breaks down his path to the big stage.

“It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.” – Bertrand Russell

In this Podcast Keith “Stix” McJimson talks about:

  • How he got started playing drums
  • The importance of being in Los Angeles
  • His advice for networking and relationship building
  • His love for rudiments
  • Influences
  • How he developed his skill
  • Chops Vs Groove
  • Haters
  • The responsibly of drummers
  • Much More

Resources and Links Mentioned:

Keith Plays:

  • Yamaha Drums and DTX Drums
  • Aquarian Drum Heads
  • Vic Firth
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Sweet Spot Dampeners
  • Big Fat Snare Drum
  • Tuner Fish Lug Locks
  • Pure Sound Wires
  • Cympad

Podcast Sponsors: