44 episodes

A podcast brought to you by the world class percussion manufacturer, Black Swamp Percussion. Monthly episodes will find us catching up with Black Swamp Percussion Artists, Educators, industry friends, and even ourselves!

Listen and subscribe on your favorite podcast app: http://bit.ly/BlackSwampPod

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A podcast brought to you by the world class percussion manufacturer, Black Swamp Percussion. Monthly episodes will find us catching up with Black Swamp Percussion Artists, Educators, industry friends, and even ourselves!

Listen and subscribe on your favorite podcast app: http://bit.ly/BlackSwampPod

    Best of: Being an Entrepreneur

    Best of: Being an Entrepreneur

    Episode 41:

    Entrepreneurship has been a recurring theme on the podcast. Both Donnie Johns and Joe Gramley both focus heavily on the idea of percussionists being entrepreneurs within their educational circles, each discussing topics like versatility, multitasking, building trust and prioritization as foundations for their careers. Excerpts from our past conversations were pulled for this Best of episode.

    Full length episodes

    Donnie Johns: The Percussionist as Entrepreneur


    original airdate: 2/10/21, episode 29


    Joe Gramley: Building a Music Career


    original airdate: 9/30/19, episode 6


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    Music From This Episode

    Anthony Di Bartolo: Whimsical by Nature

    https://www.adibartolopercussion.com/

    Sound Cloud

    Spotify

    Band Camp

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    • 31 min
    Best of: Creative Lives

    Best of: Creative Lives

    Episode 40:

    Todd Meehan, Andrea Venet and Matthew Lau are distinctly creative in their own unique career paths. In this best of episode, we travel back to some of our first conversations and explore how each approaches their own creative lives. Matthew speaks about his energy and enthusiasm connected to building a performance career. Andrea "gives herself permission" to explore building a catalog of original compositions. And Todd has created a witty, engaging and contemporary approach to percussion education with Liquidrum. 

    Todd Meehan: Art not War


    original airdate: 7/24/19, episode 3


    Andrea Venet: Give Yourself Permission


    original airdate: 8/19/19, episode 4


    Matthew Lau: Building a Brand


    original airdate: 1/15/20, episode 10


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    Music From This Episode

    Anthony Di Bartolo: Whimsical by Nature

    https://www.adibartolopercussion.com/

    Sound Cloud

    Spotify

    Band Camp

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    Get Social with Black Swamp:

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    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackswamppercussion/

    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/blackswamp

    • 31 min
    Katy Elman: Musical Transitions

    Katy Elman: Musical Transitions

    Episode 39: 

    Katy Elman is a friend of BSP and owner of Southern Percussion in the UK. Being a trained musician, attending music schools from an early age, Katy ultimately had a unique opportunity to take over a retail sheet music company. We talk about this transition from performing to operating Southern Percussion, how her company has grown significantly over the last 10+ years, and some of the connections between our two businesses. Katy also has a new educational project getting off the ground this Summer called the Southern Percussion Institute, which we learn more about during our conversation!

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    Connect with Katy

    www.southernpercussion.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthernPercussion

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/southernpercussion

    YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SPercuk

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    2021 Percussion Ensemble Showcase winners: 

    www.blackswamp.com/percussion-ensemble-showcase

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    Music From This Episode

    Anthony Di Bartolo: Whimsical by Nature

    https://www.adibartolopercussion.com/

    Sound Cloud

    Spotify

    Band Camp

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    Get Social with Black Swamp:

    Newsletter: http://bit.ly/BSPFam

    BSP Fam: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BSPFam/

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/blackswampperc/

    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackswamppercussion/

    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/blackswamp

    • 1 hr
    Ivan Trevino: Diversity in Music and Message

    Ivan Trevino: Diversity in Music and Message

    Episode 38 with Ivan Trevino

    If you’re unfamiliar with Ivan Trevino’s compositions and work with The Big Trouble, it’s definitely worth a Google. A diverse collection of musical genres, instrumentation, orchestration, and performance opportunities help make his projects accessible to both listen to and perform. All with an ongoing thread of social awareness, inclusion and equity.

    Ivan hasn’t been on our Artist Endorser roster long, but he’s definitely one of those people that makes you immediately feel comfortable, as if you’ve known each other for years.

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    Connect with Ivan

    https://ivandrums.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivantrevinomusic

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivan.drums/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/popmarimba

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    The Big Trouble on Spotify

    Co-Write: https://ivandrums.com/co-write-by-ivan-trevino/

    Dynamicx Drums: https://www.blackswamp.com/snare-drums-dynamicx

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    Music From This Episode

    Tu Mereces lo Mejor marimba duo - Fred Trevino (arr. by Ivan Trevino) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVb6Tv-yyuY

    Wildlings -  Ivan Trevino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA14gIB4cdc

    Forgiveness for solo vibraphone - Ivan Trevino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaXNWpy3lgk

    GHOST ARMS - The Big Trouble (live at PASIC 2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCLUSum52y8

    Steal Another Day - The Big Trouble (live at PASIC 2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xia0ZU6F2-c

    Star - Break of Reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MHkxpEG6Cc

    Uprising - Break of Reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf0bLYLh6Pg

    Catching Shadows - Ivan Trevino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lktMLiKaes

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Michael Ptacin: Never Say No (within reason)

    Michael Ptacin: Never Say No (within reason)

    Episode 37 with Michael Ptacin

    Michael Ptacin is a recent BSP Concert Artist, but actually someone we’ve known since meeting at a convention years ago. He’s got his hands in all sorts of stuff like musical theatre, sequencing & programming, administration and most recently audio video production. This all seems to stem from his willingness and excitement to try new things, accepting challenges and a loose professional motto to “Never say no...within reason”.

    We discuss Michael’s motto in connection with his various activities and how they developed as well as a push for diversity awareness and inclusion within his projects and the percussion community as a whole.

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    Connect with Michael

    https://michaelptacin.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelptacin

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MPmarimba

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    Percussion Ensemble Showcase Results: https://www.blackswamp.com/percussion-ensemble-showcase

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    Music From This Episode

    Alex Temple - Ah yes, the three genders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcYbL0Gm0qg

    Dave Molk - sky: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMhQevfA6By/

    Dave Molk - redline: https://davemolkmusic.bandcamp.com/album/redline

    Steph Davis - I go to prepare a place for you: https://youtu.be/Mp7XAknbBII

    Che Buford - Penn’s Landing: https://soundcloud.com/chesmusic/penns-landing-2020

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    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/blackswamp6

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Maria Flurry: The Business of Percussion

    Maria Flurry: The Business of Percussion

    Episode 36 with Maria Flurry

    Maria Flurry has been a long time friend and supporter of Black Swamp Percussion. She knew Eric in the early years of BSP, used to work PAS conventions with us, and has always been one of our biggest supporters.

    Besides being connected to the performance world in Michigan, Arizona and everywhere in between over the years, Maria has spent time, energy and resources developing non profit arts organizations, outreach programs, and helping to launch the AZ Philharmonic just a few years ago. Basically, she’s got her hands in a lot of different musical events, organizations and performance opportunities…as well as a wealth of experience and knowledge I try to tap into during our conversation.

    Most recently, Maria is partnering with Homero Ceron and Fred Morgan to present a percussion trio performance in June through the Arizona Philharmonic.

    Learn more here: https://azphil.org/event/2020-2021-manos/

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    Connect with Maria

    www.mariaflurry.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maria.flurry

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-vomlehn-flurry-888b6732

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    TC1 Deep Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V3_mkYOEUQ&t=17s

    LGTC2 Deep Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocjh9IsUxQ4

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    • 48 min

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