Welcome to my website!! Thanks for stopping by. Please check out the gigs page to see where and when I’m playing. Some exciting new things are in the works including tours, gigs, and recording sessions. Grammy winning guitarist, Eric Johnson just released a new record called Collage. I had the good fortune to play on a few of the tracks, so this is his 4th full-length record of his that I've played on including two Billboard No. 1's!! I've also finished my first book "Developing Melodic Language on the Drums" which you can order directly from me here or on Amazon or Kindle. Please check back to see when and where I'm playing with my Trio, Groove Society, EJ, Bob Schneider, the UT Jazz Faculty, and many other amazing artists. Thanks for visiting!
Here's my first Vic Firth Performance Spotlight! The tune is one of my originals entitled Charmingly Disarming Lee. The video was taken in Boston at the Zildjian Artist's Lounge, and the track was performed by Wayne Salzmann's Groove Society Featuring:
Carter Arrington - Guitar
Chris Mcqueen - Guitar
Sean Giddings - Keyboards
Adrian Ruiz - Trumpet
Russell Haight - Tenor Saxophone
Nick Clark - Bass
Engineered by Kelly Donnelly at Saucer Studios in Austin, Tx.
Here are a few interviews I've done recently for podcasts, radio, and print. The first is Drummers Resource Podcast with Nick Ruffini. We talk about teaching, Practicing, PASIC, my new book, and much more.
The second is for the Working Drummer Podcast with Zack Albetta. We talk about growing up in Wisconsin, the Austin scene, Teaching at the University of Texas, and Working with Eric Johnson and Bob Schneider.
Here is a video podcast I did with Michael Vosbein (Former Chief Executive Officer at Crescent Cymbals, and Former Brand Manager for Bosphorus Cymbals) We talk a lot about musicality, practicing, phrasing, listening, taking lessons, teaching, and music!
The final audio Interview I will post here was done by Carlton Dillard at Bridge Radio on Sun Radio in Austin. Carlton is actually the music director at Riverbend Church, where I've been the drummer for the past several years. We talk about my music career and he plays several tracks of my original music and music that I produced, and/or played drums on.
Finally, here is a print interview I did with Vic Firth about how drumming changed my life as a young man.