Drummer Nation

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

February 15th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #54 “Learn Jazz, Play Anything” Guest Rich Thompson

Rich Thompson is an Associate Professor of jazz studies and contemporary media at the Eastman School of Music and is a member of the Eastman Jazz Trio and Quartet with Harold Danko, Clay Jenkins and Jeff Campbell. He has toured and recorded with  the Count Basie Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic and many major orchestras throughout the United States and Canada. Rich has given concerts and masterclasses and concerts all over the world. He sat for this interview on a road date with the Byron Stripling quartet featuring renowned trumpeter Doc Severinsen. This is his second appearance on Drummer Nation.
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February 7th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #53, “Drumm Business” Guest: Rick Drumm

My guest is industry veteran Rick Drumm. After his beginnings as a performer, Rick joined Remo in 1982 as a customer service rep and was soon promoted to Sales and Marketing Director. In 1993, Rick was hired as the CEO of MIDCO International, a large musical instrument distribution company.
After 3 years at MIDCO, he was hired by Vic Firth to serve as President. In 2006 - 2013, he served as President of D’Addario, where he worked to significantly reduce industry threats of counterfeit musical accessories. In 2013, he founded Traction® Business Coaching to help businesses achieve their goals.
Through it all, Rick has continued to play the drums.

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January 31st, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #52, “I’ll Introduce You to Yourself.” Guest: Michael Carvin

Michael Carvin's musical training began at age six with his father, one of the top drummers in Houston. By the age of twelve, Carvin began playing professionally and won what would be the first of five consecutive Texas rudimental championships.

Joining Freddie Hubbard's band in 1973, Michael moved to New York where he quickly gained a reputation as one of the most formidable drummers on the jazz scene while working with Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Hank Jones, McCoy Tyner, Hampton Hawes, and singers Ruth Brown and Johnny Hartman.

Michael has established himself as one of the world's most respected drum teachers and clinicians. The alumni of the Michael Carvin School of Drumming in New York are among the elite drummers in music today. carvin@gmail.com http://www.michaelcarvin.com

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January 22nd, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #51 “Survival for the Modern Drummer” Guest Jim Riley

Jim Riley is the drummer and bandleader for the multi-platinum group, Rascal Flatts. His television credits include The Grammy Awards, The Tonight Show, The American Music Awards, American Idol, and Dancing with the stars. Jim’s recording credits include TV and movie soundtracks for “Heaven is Real” ‘Hannah Montana and The hit show, Nashville. Jim has won numerous reader’s polls including “Best Country Drummer” “Country drummer of the Year” and Best Drum Clnician. His first book, provides a play along guide to the Nashville number system” and is now in its 4th printing. Jim’s latest book, “Survival Guide for the Modern Drummer” is an award winning current #1 best seller. In his teaching studio “The Drum Dojo,” Jim teaches the great drummers of tomorrow. http://jimrileymusic.com

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January 15th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #50 “The Music is Still Alive” Gary Hobbs

Gary Hobbs is a native of the Pacific Northwest and lives in Vancouver, WA. He has played professionally for over 4 decades and appears on over 60 recordings. Gary played with The Stan Kenton Orchestra from 75 through 77. Gary has performed with Randy Brecker, Bud Shank, Anita O'Day, Terry Gibbs, The New York Voices, The Woody Herman Orchestra and many others. He's played Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wolf Trap and the Kennedy Center, as well as festivals and clubs all over the world. Gary is very active in Jazz Education, teaching at The University Of Oregon and doing clinics, concerts and jazz camps.  http://www.garyhobbs.net/

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January 9th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #49 Guest Johnny Vidacovich “Out of the Drum Room, Into the Music Room”

Johnny Vidacovich has been a mainstay on the New Orleans Music scene since the 1970s and is something of living legend. He talks sound, feel, and groove and discusses his unique concept of Melodic Rhythm in this "don't miss" episode of Drummer Nation.

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December 31st, 2017    

Drummer Nation show #48: 2017 in Review: Multiple Guests

Favorite excerpts taken from shows presented in 2017. 22 drummers in 33 minutes, including Peter Erskine, Todd Sucherman, Ed Soph, Dennis Mackrel, Paul Wertico, Stanton Moore, Akira Tana, Bun E. Carlos, Rikki Rockett, Roy McCurdy and others. Remember, each of these artists have a entire episode. You can find them all archived alphabetically at    http://drummernation.podbean.com/   Happy New Year!

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December 25th, 2017    

Drummer Nation show #47: 2017 Holiday Show: John Cushon performance

Encore holiday show performance by artist John Cushon. Happy Holidays! 

 

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December 21st, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #46 Guest: Dom Famularo “Love, Compassion and Humility”

Dom Famularo has been traveling the globe preaching the gospel of drumming for over 40 years. Dom has earned a reputation of being the world’s leading motivational drum set artist / educator, renowned for delivering entertaining and inspiring performances unlike any other. He has presented master classes and clinics around the globe, including history-making tours of China and the Far East. Dom remains an active educator through his personal teaching studio, colleges, drum schools and camps and is an in-demand consultant to major music corporations, serving as Education Consultant for Sabian, Promark, Evans, Mapex, and Hudson Music. 

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December 14th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #45 Guest Chuck Redd, “They Hear Everything”

My guest, Chuck Redd is an accomplished performer on both drums and vibraphone. He began performing and recording internationally at the age of 21 with jazz guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis and went on to work with jazz legends like Mel Torme’, Ken Peplowski, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli. He served as Artist-In-Residence at The Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington, DC and was a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra for 15 years. He frequently headlines at festivals and clubs and is on the faculty at The University of Maryland School of Music. We happened to run into one another in New Orleans last week where he found time for this interview in a back room of the Stanton Moore Spirit of New Orleans Drum Camp.

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