Drummer Nation

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

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 17th, 2017    

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

Legendary drummer 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.  https://www.petererskine.com

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December 11th, 2016    

Drummer Nation Show #16 “Acoustic or Electronic?” Mike Snyder

For the last 20-plus years Mike Snyder has been a regular on the Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon recording scenes, 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 and feature articles in DRUM! Magazine. http://mikesnyder.net/Home.html

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November 14th, 2016    

(Video) Drummer Nation Show #14 “Stanton Moore Drum Academy” Stanton Moore

I visit with Atanton in Atlanta on the Galactic tour bus. He's very excited about his new online drum academy and takes us on a guided tour of the site. Plenty of screen shots, videos, and an inside look at his interactive forum. www.stantonmooreacademy.com

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September 27th, 2016    

(Video) Drummer Nation Show #11 “The Oracle” Ralph Peterson

My extensive interview with drummer Ralph Peterson covers his career as a sideman and band leader, his teaching practice at Berklee College of Music, his record label and releases, and his keen insights into jazz music and performance. http://www.ralphpetersonmusic.com/no_...

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September 11th, 2016    

(Video) Drummer Nation show #10 “The Legacy Continues” Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell may very well be the world's leading vintage drum dealer. With key stores in Chicago and Manhattan, he offers the best of old and new gear with a fresh new perspective. Following the sudden passing of his close friend, acclaimed drum builder Johnny Craviotto, Steve now adds managing that brand to his list of daily commitments. We discuss the state of drum shops and how they can remain relevant in todays marketplace.  http://www.maxwelldrums.com

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July 31st, 2016    

(VIDEO) Drummer Nation Show #7 “The Major Chord” Rob Perkins

Los Angeles based drummer Rob Perkins burst upon the scene as the international touring drummer with singer Michael Buble,' and held the chair for eight years. He discusses his background at USC and the Thelonius Monk Institute, and current touring and recording work.

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July 17th, 2016    

(Video) Drummer Nation Show #6 “On the Stick” Michael Berkowitz

Michael Berkowitz may not be a household name but he's worked with dozens of jazz, rock and pop artists, played Broadway shows, led a Gene Krupa Orchestra, and is an in-demand music director and orchestral conductor.

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July 4th, 2016    

(Video) Drummer Nation Show #5 “Translucent Ham Sandwich” Evan Stone

Drummer Evan Stone talks about a very cool band he leads in Los Angeles.

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June 23rd, 2016    

(Video) Drummer Nation Show #4 “Free Ain’t Free”

Insightful discussion about the challenges of online and print media with Phil Hood, the publisher of DRUM! Magazine. 

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