Drummer Nation

Drummers Talking Drums. Video shows from music industry veteran Michael Vosbein for drummers of all types.

September 5th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #34 “Right Stick. Right Sound.” Chris Bennett (Audio)

Bopworks Drumsticks founder Chris Bennett discusses the relationship between stick design and cymbal sounds. 

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August 12th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #33 “The Best You Can Play is to Be Yourself” Rich Thompson (Audio)

Rich Thompson has been a jazz educator at the prestigious Eastman School of Music for two decades. I sat with him at the annual Jazz Eductor Network  (JEN) Conference in New Orleans earlier this year.   

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August 8th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #32 “Rhythm Section Specialist” Dennis Mackrel (Audio)

 Jazz great Dennis Mackrel has played with legions of legends. His work in small groups, big bands and shows has kept him at the top of his game in NYC for decades. He's an accomplished writer, arranger, and a notable educator. He's also served as the leader of the Count Basie Orchestra.       


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July 23rd, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #30 “Diva Jazz” Sherrie Maricle (Audio)

Sherrie Maricle has been a staple on the NYC scene for many years. She's been the long time steady drummer for the NY Pops Orchestra, a teacher at NYU, and co-founder and band leader of the Diva Jazz Orchestra. I am happy she found the time for this interview via Skype. www.divajazz.com

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June 25th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #28 “35 Years at Ludwig” Jim Catalano (Audio)

Jim Catalano has worked in marketing for Ludwig  for 35 years. We talked at the Chicago Drum Show about his career with the iconic brand and as a working  musician.

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June 11th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #27 “I Measure My Wealth in Friends” Ronn Dunnett (Audio)

Interview with legendary drum-smith Ronn Dunnett. We discuss his unique approach to drum construction, competition and receiving the International Titanium Association’s (ITA) 2016 Application Development award.   http://www.dunnett.com

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May 26th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #26 “I’ve Been There” Bun E. Carlos (Audio)

Bun E. Carlos interview recorded at the 2017 Chicago Drum Show. Bun E. talks about the early days with Cheap Trick, his approah to drum sounds, his amazing Ludwig drum collection and his 2016 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

May 18th, 2017    

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

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.

April 24th, 2017    

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

Interview with Andy Zildjian at the 2016 Sabian NAMM booth. Andy discusses the early days of Sabian Cymbals an their ongoing commitment to innovation. Special thanks to Classic Drummer Magazine.

April 11th, 2017    

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

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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