Drummer Nation

Drummers Talking Drums. Bi-weekly video shows from music industry veteran Michael Vosbein for drummers of all types.

May 18th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #25 “The Boys Are Back” Rikki Rockett

After a four year bout with illness, Rikki Rockett is back on a sold-out tour with his band, Poison. We chat in his tour bus about the band's origins and how he approaches his timekeeping role in it.

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April 25th, 2017    

Drummer Nation #24, “The World Needs More Drummers” Andy Zildjian

Interview with Sabian Cymbals CEO Andy Zildjian at the 2016 Sabian NAMM booth. Andy discusses the early days of Sabian and their ongoing commitment to innovation. Special thanks to Classic Drummer Magazine. www.sabian.com www.classicdrummer.com 

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April 12th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #23 “Playing for the Benefit of the Band” Jim White

Interview with Jim White from 2017 JEN conference. The title is taken from Jim's reference to a vocal instructional recording from Baby Dodds (see link below). Jim also discusses his early years studying with Ed Soph at UNT, his stint with Maynard Ferguson, and his teaching position at the University of Northern Colorado.

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March 30th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #22, “Jazz is the Teacher. Funk is the Preacher.” Stanton Moore

Stanton discusses his new jazz trio and shares some practice tips and musical philosophies in this interview from the JEN conference in New Orleans. www.stantonmoore.com

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March 21st, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #21, Ringo’s Beatle Kits, Gary Astridge, Final edit version

Ringo Starr's drum curator is Gary Astridge, who founded the website www.ringosbeatlekits.com We found him working on something new at the studio of Classic Drummer Magazine and borrowed their studio for this interview. 

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March 13th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #21 “Ringo’s Beatle Kits” Gary Astridge

Gary Astridge is the drum gear curtor for Ringo Starr. We'll explore this labor of love, his association with Ringo, and some cool Ringo stuff you can buy to help Ringo's charity.    https://www.ringosbeatlekits.com

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February 28th, 2017    

Drummer NationShow #20 “The Jazz Intensive” Daniel Glass Part two of two.

In this episode I contine my conversation with Daniel shot at the JEN Conference in New Orleans. Daniel is now accepting students for his Jazz Intensive this summer in NYC. He also discusses a cool Off-Broadway show he's been involved in, and details two new books he's authord, out soon.   www.danielglass.com 

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February 13th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #19 “From Ragtime to Rock” Daniel Glass Part one of two

Noted drummer, historian author and educator Daniel Glass discusses his new DVD project, his move from LA to New York, and his Monday night steady at Birdland's "Cast Party. "http://danielglass.com

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January 31st, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #18 “From Utopia to Reality” Ed Soph

Interview with drummer and educator Ed Soph fromthe recent 2017 JEN conference in New Orleans, LA. Ed will be retiring in the Spring from his long held position teaching drums at the renowned University of North Texas. We discuss his early years his influential playing style, and his perspective on jazz education, and his successful students.

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January 17th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #17 “The Arts Make You a Better Person.” Peter Erskine

Legendary drummer Peter Erskine sits for a DN interview while attending the JEN conference in New Orleans.  He holds down a full time teaching position at the respected USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles and maintains a very active touring and recording presence. We discuss his musical concepts and approach to communicating them as we take an in-depth look at the present state and future possibilities of Jazz eduction.  https://www.petererskine.com

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