There are a lot of similarities between the street music of New Orleans and the go-go rhythms I heard growing up in DC. Built on the interplay of melodic rhythms often performed by multiple percussion players, the music itself is alive. There is a communal aspect to the music and it belongs as much to the audience as it does to the players. The Revivalists is very much rooted in this philosophy, that the crowd is integral to the show and the energy we put out is pulled from the people in the room whether its ten or ten thousand.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformancePlaying at Red Rocks was life long goal that I dreamt about since I started playing drums. Those rocks corral the energy of the crowd into the performance creating space for more freedom of ideas within the performance.
What Drives Your Creativity?The song is the most important thing for a musician on any instrument. When it comes to playing drums listening to all different kinds of music helps prepare me to serve the song above all else.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?The Vic Firth 55A stick is my main work horse. They're strong and consistent across various pairs and provide seamlessness in the flow of ideas from the hands to the drums and cymbals.