I am really psyched to be kickin’ it, once again with my good friend and super badass cat, Trevor Menear and it’s my plan to get in as many chances as possible before he gets scooped up and leaves our little trio. He has a brand new EP that me and a few other drummers played on that’s just been released on bandcamp and it’s quite good. Check it out and you can find me on trks #1 & #5…
Trevor Menear — The Conqueror Root
Here’s one from gig we did a while back…
Thanks for listening and much love, y’all!
If you had told me back in 1986 that I was not only about to graduate from high school and become a professional drummer but would also continue on to the present day touring the world doing just that, it would have taken some convincing. And yet, here we are…twenty-nine years later. Ha!
Watkins Overton High School, Memphis, TN. Hasn’t changed much since 1986.
Happy new year, everybody. We made it to another year and I am extremely grateful to be here.
The CRB — it’s 3AM and the last note of the last song on Jan. 1st, 2015 — Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO…courtesy of Stuart Levine Photography
It’s going to be a busy year!
The holidays. Time-0ff. Yes! I’m going to sleep.
Four nights at the Great American Music Hall in SF this past weekend…what a great time we had. The crowds for the CRB were not only cool but very respectful of us. Not a single person got rude with their cell phone nor did anyone have to be thrown outta there for bad behavior, and over the course of that many shows, it’s worth it to make note of that. The music, the energy, people dancing, the gorgeous venue & sound was just wonderful and we soaked it all up. I am quite literally exhausted.
So, here’s to all the beautiful folks who came to see us…thank you!
All that remains…courtesy of Neal Casal.
Off to San Diego for a two-night run at the Belly-Up Tavern.
Many moon ago, I worked a side job shooting product demos for the world famous Memphis Drum Shop, which lasted about two years. What started out light and simple, soon grew into quite a big deal and we filmed hundreds of these things. I have received many emails from folks around the world who’ve discovered me through these videos and that still blows my mind. I am honored to have been a part of their family and hold those guys in the highest regard. Here’s a good one from back then and I was about 20 lbs. heavier…
Should you feel like perusing, I believe the bulk of them can be found here…
Many thanks to my good friends Jim Pettit & Bill Frazier of MDS. Y’all rock!
This weekend I was asked to be part of a new (ish) podcast called, Give The Drummer Some!, where they speak to various professional drummers from all over the globe and talk about anything & everything. It was an honor. I did an interview with their host, Chris Troy and co-host, Tom Ashcroft, via Skype and it’s about 90 mins in length and I don’t blame you one bit if you can’t stomach my voice for that long because I couldn’t, so don’t feel bad. I also sound like a complete idiot but whatever.
Nonetheless, it was great fun, they are super witty, nice guys who absolutely live for heavy metal music, which is hilarious that they even knew about me in the first place but Chris assured me that he knew exactly who I was and that he was a big fan. I was touched. Unfortunately, I really wasn’t able to hang with them at all when the discussion would turn toward metal, outside of one or two comments regarding some old favorites like, Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath but they didn’t seem to mind my lack of knowledge in the least. Anyhow, we discussed other wild topics, ranging from music, to our favorite drummers, Star Wars, Star Trek, Roger Moore vs. Sean Connery and lots more. It was a gas. You may have a listen if you like and see if you can count the number of times I say the words, “You know”…
Have a great weekend.