Rodney Holmes

098 – Rodney Holmes: Talent VS Skill

In this podcast I sat down and chatted with the Rodeney Holmes.  Rodney, best known for his work with Santana, has also played with Steve Lukather, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Maceo Parker, Rob Thomas, Al Jarreau, Paul Gilbert, Jim Weider, Bill Evans, Daryl Jones, Alphonso Johnson, Mike Mainieri and Steps Ahead and many others.  Listen in as Rodney opens up about his great career and his plans for the future.

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama XIV (Tweet this)

In this session you’ll hear Rodney Holmes talk about:

  • How he got started playing drums
  • His influences
  • American music and how it influences his playing
  • His time with the Brecker Brothers
  • How he landed the Santana Gig
  • Practice techniques
  • Much much more

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Rodney Holmes Plays:

  • Tama Drums
  • Evans Drumheads
  • Meinl Cymbals
  • Milab Microphones