Drummer Nation

Drummers Talking Drums. 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 (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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March 28th, 2017    

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

Stanton Moore interview from the JEN conference in New Orleans in January. Stanton talks about the practice techniques he's utilized to move his playing in more of a jazz direction, including his new focus on playing brushes. He now leads a working/recording jazz trio you'll hear in performance in this video.  www.stantonmoore.com

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March 11th, 2017    

Drummer Nation #21 “Ringo’s Beatles Kits” Gary Astridge (Audio)

Ringo Starr's drum curator, Gary Astridge, is in the know on all things Ringo. https://www.ringosbeatlekits.com

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February 26th, 2017    

Drummer Nation #20: “The Jazz Intensive” Daniel Glass Part 2 of 2 (Audio)

Daniel discusses his upcoming Jazz Intensive this summer in NYC, a cool off-Broadway show he's been part of, and his next book releases.      http://danielglass.com


February 11th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #19 “From Ragtime to Rock” Daniel Glass, Part 1 of 2 (Audio)

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 30th, 2017    

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

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,  his perspective on jazz education, and his successful students.

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January 16th, 2017    

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

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.  www.petererskine.com

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December 9th, 2016    

Drummer Nation Show #16 “Acoustic or Electronic” Mike Snyder (Audio)

For the last 20-plus years Mike Snyder has been a regular on the Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon recording scene, bringing his special talents to hundreds of records, film, and television soundtracks. In addition to every Mel Brooks movie from Spaceballs to Robin Hood: Men in Tights, his playing may be heard on many popular, syndicated television shows, including Home Improvement, Dinosaurs, and The Little Mermaid. His recording work now focuses mainly on jingles, record projects, library music, music for industrial video, and lots of drum & percussion loops.
Look for his “Focus on Tech” column an feature articles in DRUM! Magazine. http://mikesnyder.net/Home.html

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