New Jersey native Earl Harvin studied at North Texas State under Ed Soph and Henry Okstel, performed in the One'o'Clock Jazz Band, and worked with legendary Texas artists like James Clay, Marchel Ivery, MC 900 ft. Jesus, and Billy Goat. Today he works in London, Paris and LA with esteemed record producers like Trevor Horn, Craig Street, and Joe Henry, and artists like The The, Seal, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys, Jeff Beck, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bettye LaVette, Damien Rice, Joe Jackson, Glen Hansard, John Legend, and many others. He is also a member of the acclaimed bands Tindersticks and My Brightest Diamond.
Sessions/Tindersticks/My Brightest Diamond
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceI feel like every time I record and listen back, I learn something invaluable about my playing that helps me improve!
What Drives Your Creativity?I'm always inspired by any musician who pushes boundaries, and this encourages me to push mine.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?One of my favorites is the SD6 Swizzle. There are a lot of attempts at innovation in drumstick making that end up being gimmicks, but the SD6 concept is proof that with knowledge and great quality workmanship true innovation can be done. It's since been imitated many times, but I haven't found anything else like it. I'm always surprised how much use I get from this seemingly oddball stick!