It's no secret to every clerk that has had the unfortunate luck of talking to me at any drum shop or drum department in NYC or Nashville that I think Steve Gadd sticks from Vic Firth are just perfect, the best sticks ever, well, except for the black paint. I've gotten used to the paint, especially the discontinued (why?) original finish, but it does flake all over your drum heads, not cool when you are sitting in or at a jam session. Also, black sticks just always felt like a too-cool gimmick which makes no sense but I think you know what I mean?
I've never played more press rolls in my life! he pit had three wind players, count em!
Had the privilege of playing drums for the Broadway Brunch fundraiser for the Nashville Repertory Theatre.
This was such a fun show to play for, a ton of percussion and a pretty challenging score overall. The numbers changed at a pretty fast pace so I didn't really get a moment to relax.
Had a blast playing drums for David Gerald outside of Chicago at the ElectroGlide Records Artist Showcase.
How did I grow up near Detroit and never attend one of these events? A huge performer's tent with a lot of bands right in the center of downtown Detroit.