Chris Leidhecker is the son of musicians. He grew up in a house full of instruments where he got an early start listening to and experimenting with music. His upbringing taught him that making music is about experiences and relationships. Chris is currently the drummer for legendary Christian music artist Michael W. Smith. He is also a composer for TV/film, producer, and builder living in Nashville.
Michael W. Smith
Most memorable Next-Level PerformancePlaying in the round to a sold out Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with Michael W. Smith. The crowd was so unified and inspiring. Everyone in that room was there for the same reason. It was unforgettable.
What Drives Your Creativity?My friends, family, the artists and musicians that I'm currently playing with.. it's all about relationships. The music that I'm currently listening to inspires me as well.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?The VF tools are incredibly well made. They inspire my creativity because they are innovative and made with excellence. On top of all of that, they are consistent. I know exactly what I'm going to get every time. You can't beat that.