Drummer. Percussionist. Educator. Author. Composer. Creator of The DrumMantra Educational System. Session & Live based in Chicago (but from Texas).
DrumMantra/The Unknown New
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceMy first arena tour was with Miranda Lambert. I discovered that hitting harder wasn't going to make any difference in a room of 15,000 people. I learned to relax and play the drums with controllable dynamics and let the sound crew do the work of making the drums sound huge.
What Drives Your Creativity?I have written a couple books that are geared towards helping drummers develop their creativity by going deeper with their practice. This inspires my own creativity big time.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Vic Firth is a no-brainer for me. These are simply the best, most consistent striking utensils in the world. I couldn't imaging having to use anything else.