Welcome to Drummer's Resource, a show featuring conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. Created for you, the professional drummer, intermediate drummer, or beginning drummer, Drummer's Resource serves up weekly episodes packed with real-world advice for drummer striving to be the best version of themselves. Host Nick Ruffini digs deep and probes his guests about their failures, successes, advice and much more. Drummer's Resource has everything you need to succeed: Education, Information, and Motivation for drumming and beyond.
592 – Steve Pruitt: Get Your Money Right
Steve Pruitt the Oklahoma native who moved to Texas to study with Ed Soph at University of North Texas found himself thrust into the music scene of Denton, Texas. He was one of the original drummers in Snarky Puppy and was regularly gigging with a variety of different artists. But, finding the need to reinvent […]
591 – Benny Greb: Effective Practicing for Musicians
As far as I’m concerned, Benny Greb is one of the thought leaders on effective practicing. Admittedly, Greb was a slow learner when he was a young player and needed to develop his practicing skills (yes, practicing is a skill). Because of this, Greb is recognized as one of the most respected drummers in the […]
590 – Blair Sinta: There’s Always More to Learn
Blair Sinta is no stranger to digging in deep to learning new things. By his own admission, he can “sit in the studio all day” to get a particular sound or deconstruct what he’s hearing on a record that he’d like to replicate. It’s this relentless pursuit of learning that has kept Blair on the […]
589 – Rick Marotta: Less is More
In this podcast I talked to drummer, Rick Marotta who has played on records for a list of artists that reads like a who’s who in the music industry. You can hear Rick on records from Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Lennon, Hall & Oates, Stevie Nicks, Wynonna, Roy Orbison, Todd Rundgren, Roberta Flack, Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Jackson Browne, Waylon Jennings, Randy Newman, Kenny G., the Jacksons, Crosby, […]
588 – Keith LeBlanc: The World’s First Hip Hop Session Drummer
Keith LeBlanc may not be a household name, but that’s not for good reason. Highly regarded as the first hip hop session drummer, his career took shape when he started working with the Sugar Hill Gang on their eponymous LP, which included the song Rapper’s Delight, one of the first hip hop songs ever. Keith’s […]
587 – John Riley: The Four Characteristics of a Great Player
This episode originally aired on June 29, 2015 In this podcast I chat with jazz great, John Riley, Riley has made a name for himself performing with world-class musicians like including Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Scofield, Bob Mintzer, Gary Peacock, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz […]
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Drummer’s Resource Podcast
I always enjoy the Drummer’s Resource podcast. Nick has great, motivational informative guests and Nick knows how not make it about himself and let the guests be the show.
Really Good Podcast
I dove in for the list of incredible drummers Nick interviews, and now having listened to many episodes, really like the philosophical approach, the real life and practical thoughts and advice, and the deep and mature vibe of the conversations.
Liking it more and more as I listen.
Phenomenal for musicians & music lovers (not just drummers (
Nick (and Daniel Glass) do an exact job having great conversations with a wide range of individuals (mostly drummers) that provide many nuggets for life & music!