Drummer Nation

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

June 26th, 2017    

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

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 12th, 2017    

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

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 30th, 2017    

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

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.

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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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