DRUMMERS LIVE! is a podcast that brings the drum shop conversation straight to you along with in-depth interviews with some of today's fascinating drummer.
E9 - Sean Rickman with Steve Coleman / The Rick
Although he’s known for his work with jazz saxophonist Steve Coleman, multi-instrumentalist Sean Rickman has played with guitarist Sean Lane, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dapp Theory, and has his own solo project entitled, The Rick.
We’ll touch and his early influences, how Jeff Porcaro’s Rosanna groove and some good advice turned his playing around, and Sean let’s us in on his nightmare gig.
E8 - Melvin Baldwin with Justin Bieber / New Edition
Today we’re talking to Melvin Baldwin, drummer for Justin Bieber, New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe, and many more. He’ll discuss what steps he took to rise from playing in local clubs to being one of the most visible drummers on the planet.
If you’re serious about your career and want the reputation of being ‘the professional that everyone can count on’, then this episode is for you because you’re going to get advice straight from the guy who wrote the book on it.
E7 - Nate Morton of NBC's 'The Voice'
Nate Morton has been a mainstay of primetime television since 2006 and will continue to do so as NBC's The Voice enters it's seventh season on September 22nd.
In this interview, he explains why began drumming, how Gerry Brown and Omar Hakim influenced his style, BBC's 'Rock School', advice from Vinnie Colaiuta, why quick notation is important, and why The Matrix Trilogy is much like Hootie & The Blowfish.
E6 - Pat McDonald with the Charlie Daniels Band
Charlie Daniels Band drummer Pat McDonald is a veteran of the music scene in Nashville. In this episode, he talks about when he was the new guy in town, the do’s and don’ts of the road, and how he overcame an enormous physical obstacle that could have ended his career.
E5 - Robert "Sput" Searight with Snarky Puppy
Robert "Sput" Searight already had a full career as a professional musical before joining Snarky Puppy by playing with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, and Celine Dion. The Grammy Award winning drummer talks about how he transitioned from keyboardist to drummer while sidestepping a lot of pitfalls that can wreck a musician's path.
He speaks about not only trying to make great music but using it to combat the failings of popular music... and we also had to ask, "How did you get your nickname?"
E4 - Mike Reid with Demi Lovato
Mike Reid has made a name for himself as a drummer who plays exactly what the music needs. Not only does he cover how he found himself performing with Demi Lovato, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams & N.E.R.D., Jill Scott, & Justin Timberlake, but how these amazing opportunities almost didn't happen.
Not only is he making a name for himself as a successful drummer but he's also encouraging young people with his Be Hip program.
Keep your eyes and ears on Mike Reid because he's making all of the right moves.