May 22, 2019

While living in Vegas, I played an outdoor show with a funk band that had horns with custom arrangements. Everyone had paper charts (pre iPad days) on stands and was “on the book” because it was a new band and no one had the arrangements memorized. I was playing a 4 pi...

June 20, 2018

To this day, there are certain songs that no matter how much time has passed, the moment I hear it I am instantly transported back to a certain time in my life when that song was significant in my life. I can remember being a kid and geeking out with my Dad when Elton...

April 7, 2018

Drum shields, sometimes called “drumquariums” or “the sneeze guard” (have any others? I’d love to hear them!) are pretty polarizing when it comes to opinions, depending on who you talk to. I think it’s safe to say that most drummers dislike them and most sound guys (or...

February 16, 2018

In the music business, having a good reputation and being professional are tantamount to success. Find out what to do and what not to do to help you climb the ladder of success.

January 3, 2018

It's a new year and there's plenty to reflect upon from last year and plenty more to look forward to in 2018. 

I've been in Nashville for exactly 2 years now and I feel like I've made a lot of progress in that relatively short amount of time. In the past year, I created...

November 21, 2017

Let's get this out of the way. I have a pet peeve.... Actually, I have many, but this is definitely one of them. I can't stand it when drummers talk about playing a chop, or playing chops. Used in this context, the word "chop" really means "lick" or something that is p...

November 16, 2017

It's about digging deep and really exposing your soul through the music you're playing. Think back to your last gig, session, or performance and ask yourself, "Did I really Play From The Heart"?

October 27, 2017

I want to invite you to come and check out the Miles Davis tribute show that I lead. Originally conceived in Las Vegas where I co-led a similar group, I have since taken this project on by myself here in Nashville. I call it MILEStones. I thought the name was very appr...

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