Drummer Nation

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

February 18th, 2021    

Drummer Nation #94 Guest: Robyn Flans

Robyn Flans is an entertainment journalist, known especially for her insightful Modern Drummer Magazine interviews with many of the biggest names in the industry. Robyn has authored four music books, many album liner notes, and currently hosts a live drummer radiocast. She co-authored Ed Shaughnessy's autobiography, Lucky Drummer. Her newest offering is a biography of the great drummer, Jeff Porcaro. Robyn continues to work in print, audio and video genres and hosts the website, robynflansdrummerinterviews.com

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January 10th, 2021    

Drummer Nation #93 Guest: Danny Gottlieb

Danny Gottlieb is best known as the drummer in the original Pat Metheny Group. Danny appears on over 300 CDs, including 4 Grammy winners. He has worked with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, and Gary Sinese’s Lieutenant Dan Band, to name just a few. Danny’s teachers include Joe Morello, Mel Lewis, Ed Soph, and Jack DeJohnette. He currently teaches at the University of North Florida, and frequently works in the Nashville music scene.

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December 14th, 2020    

Drummer Nation #92 Guest: Dave Mattacks

Dave Mattacks is an English-born rock and folk drummer. He was on the London music scene in the early days, working at the famous shop, Drum City. Dave played with several jazz bands before joining the influential British folk-rock band Fairport Convention, with whom he worked, on and off, from 1969 until 1997. Along the way, Dave worked with Paul McCartney, Elton John, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, and Jethro Tull. In 1998, he moved to Massachusetts, where he is a sought-after studio musician, record producer, and member of the band Super Genius

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November 27th, 2020    

Drummer Nation #91 Guest: John Ramsay ‘Happy Drumming’

John Ramsay's interest in playing drums began at the age of ten. He went on to study with jazz greats Joe Morrello, Max Roach, and Alan Dawson, leading to a two-year stint as the second drummer for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He was one of the first teachers at the renowned Berklee College of Music, where he developed a holistic teaching philosophy which presents music as an avenue for students to discover their own humanity and form a happy life. After 38 years of teaching, John recently retired from Berklee. He’s authored several method books and continues to be active on the jazz scene.

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September 21st, 2020    

Drummer Nation #90 “Moxie” Guests: Cathy Rich & Gregg Potter

Vocalist Cathy Rich, daughter of the great jazz drummer Buddy Rich, began her career as a child, singing with her father's band. Honoring his wish for the band to continue after his death, she and husband, drummer Gregg Potter, record and tour the world fronting the Buddy Rich Band. Gregg began his career after winning a national drum contest in his home town of Chicago. Tasked with the challenge of filing the chair of arguably the world’s greatest drummer, Gregg responded with a keen understanding of big band jazz, and a great sense of humor. It's a far-ranging and fun-filled interview with them both, offered on the 103rd anniversary of the birth of the legend himself

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June 15th, 2020    

Drummer Nation #86 Guest: Todd Sucherman “Last Flight Home”

Todd Sucherman, best known as the drummer for the band Styx and as an award winning educator, has a new album out under his own name, called Last Flight Home. Coproduced and cowritten by longtime friend, J. K. Harrison, Todd's, sensitive groove based drumming serves to reveal his talents as a solid song writer, producer and arranger, and surprisingly, as a first rate singer.

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May 20th, 2020    

Drummer Nation #85: Brazilian Jazz Master Duduka Da Fonseca (pt 2 of 2)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Duduka Da Fonseca started playing drums when he was thirteen. He moved to New York City in 1975 and was the founder and leader of Brazilian All Stars, Brazilian Express, and the New York Samba Band. (pt 2 of 2)

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May 14th, 2020    

Drummer Nation LIVE! May 13, 2020

Coping with Corona: Sabian CEO Andy Zildjian is my guest.

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May 1st, 2020    

Drummer Nation #84: Brazilian Jazz Master Duduka Da Fonseca (pt 1 of 2)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Duduka Da Fonseca started playing drums when he was thirteen. He moved to New York City in 1975 and was the founder and leader of Brazilian All Stars, Brazilian Express, and the New York Samba Band. He was a teacher at the Drummers Collective and wrote an instructional book, Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset. He is a founding member and co-leader of Trio Da Paz and leads the Duduka DaFonseca Trio. Part one of twohttp://www.drummernation.com/

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February 16th, 2020    

Drummer Nation Show #82 Guest: Bill Goodwin “What Do You Want to Do?”

Bill Goodwin began his professional career at the age of seventeen with saxophonist Charles Lloyd. During the 1960s, he worked with Art Pepper, Bud Shank, George Shearing, and many other jazz luminaries. In 1969, Bill moved east to work with Gary Burton and settled in the Pocono Mountains. In 1974, he became a founding member of the Phil Woods Quartet, remaining with Woods for some forty years as a drummer and record producer, and winning three Grammys. Crossing genres, he’s also worked with Tom Waits's and Jefferson Airplane. He’s been teaching at William Paterson University in New Jersey since 1970.

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