Robert Sput Searight

135 – Robert Sput Searight: Versatility and the humble road to success

In this podcast I talk to Robert “Sput” Searight, known throughout the drumming community and beyond for his work with his band Snarky Puppy. What many people may not know about Sput is that he’s also a Grammy Wining artist and has performed with a slew of marquee artists including Snoop Dogg, Jojo, and Justin Timberlake, and performed at the XLIV Super Bowl halftime show in 2010. Sput shares his thoughts on career, creativity and the reality of what’s required to operate at the highest level.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso (Tweet this)

In this conversation Robert “Sput” Searight talks about:

  • How he got started playing drums
  • His thoughts on musicality
  • Why he plays open handed
  • Ideas for creativity behind the kit
  • Ways to practice
  • Receiving tough love from artists
  • The importance of “being cool”
  • Maturity
  • Much more

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