Carlin Whites humble beginnings as a drummer were molded in church under the masterful leadership of his father, Jeffrey White, Jay White and Cory Henry. This foundation equipped Mr. White with the power to penetrate the hearts and minds of audiences of up to 100,000 in six continents. He has performed with major artists like Marsha Ambrosius, J Cole, John Legend, Mac Miller, and Kanye West. Mr. White is known for his high level of professionalism rooted in his ability to quickly adapt to the different nuances of each artist and his humble nature.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceMy first show with J Cole, I was called to cover for Rashid Williams with no rehearsals. The pressure was on me! J Cole was pretty nervous about some new drummer because he hasn't heard him prior to performance. He just had to trust everyones word. Now its show time and BOOM!!! I played every break and accent in that show perfectly! That show took my confidence to the top!
What Drives Your Creativity?Depends on what mode I am in. If I'm in drummer mode, checking out other incredible drummers inspires me. If I'm in producer mode then listening to a total body of work inspires me. Also Hanging around people that are incredible also pushes me.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I choose Vic Firth for their consistency and comfort. If there's ever a show that I have to play, with the wrong backline. I just need to make sure my drumsticks are right to get the job done. Basically you're all I need Vic. hehehehe :)