Drummer's Resource

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Drummer's Resource is the #1 Drumming Podcast in the world. Since 2013 we've been serving up deep conversations with the greatest drummers in the world covering all aspects of life as a drummer. There's no fluff here. DR delivers real-world advice from people who've "been there and done that" so you can apply it to your own life, whether you're a full-time touring musician, weekend warrior, or hobbyist. Join host Nick Ruffini as he unpacks the ins and outs of what it takes to be a successful drummer, however you define that for yourself.

669 – Who Should You Study With?
09/26/2022

There are endless amounts of “teachers” other there, many of them who are not the best fit for you. There are a few parameters that I’ve relied on when choosing ... more

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668 – Andrew Marsh: Find Your Tribe
09/13/2022

Andrew Marsh is a gear head. Plain and simple. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I look at Andrew more like a scientist or historian, as he painstakingly ... more

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667 – The Daniel Glass Show: Is Jazz REALLY That Hard to Learn?
08/15/2022

The short answer is, NO. In this episode, Daniel answers three key questions that are often a source of great confusion: What is jazz, where did it come from, and ... more

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666 – The Daniel Glass Show: How I Sold Out A Show On Two Weeks Notice
08/08/2022

Daniel dives into the nuts and bolts of how his trio was able to sell out a recent show on just two weeks notice. Beyond the basics, the episode explores ... more

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665 – David Garibaldi: Still Funky
07/25/2022

In this podcast I talk to David Garibaldi, who is one of the most influential drummers of his generation and  known as an innovator in funk drumming. He’s also one ... more

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664 – Gregory Artry, Jr: Allow and Accept
07/11/2022

Gregory Artry, Jr. grew up in a home full of support and love for the craft with a father (also a professional drummer) who showed him the benefits of practice, ... more

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663 – 10 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier In My Career
06/27/2022

Over the past 25 years, I’ve learned a lot about drumming and the music business. From starting out playing on makeshift drum kit to touring around the country with my ... more

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662 – Keith Hall: Go For It
06/13/2022

Keith Hall’s 25+ year career as a professional drummer and educator has been nothing short of impressive. The Michigan native, who spent nearly a decade in New York studying closely ... more

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661 – Tyshawn Sorey: Deep Work
05/30/2022

It’s hard to classify New Jersey native, Tysahwn Sorey. As a man who wears many hats well, depending on the day, he may be playing a multitude of instruments, conducting ... more

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660 – Gavin Harrison: Rhythm, King Crimson and the Ongoing Quest to Improve
05/23/2022

Gavin Harrison is one of the most recognizable names in drumming. Whether you know his work with Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, or his many studio recordings, there’s little doubt that ... more

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659 – Joe Dyson: Practice Makes Progress
05/09/2022

New Orleans native Joe Dyson is no stranger to the benefits of hard work and dedication. As the son of an organist and growing up in one of the most ... more

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658 – Daniel Glass: On The Record
05/02/2022

Daniel Glass, who is no stranger on the podcast, celebrated the release of his new record BAM! this past Friday. And while any record release is a momentous occasion, it’s ... more

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657 – Colin Stranahan: Let the Music In
04/18/2022

Colin Stranahan was born into a musical family, so at an early age he was introduced to a litany of music icons. That early education, plus the freedom to explore ... more

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656 – Keith Carlock: Locked In
04/11/2022

Keith Carlock has been the backbone of a long list of groups and artists like Steely Dan, John Mayer, Sting, Wayne Krantz and many more. What’s equally as impressive as ... more

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655 – Chris Coleman: Embracing the Unexpected
04/04/2022

If you think of Chris Coleman there’s no way to think of him other than behind a drum kit It’s hard to imagine that Chris wasn’t planning on pursuing a ... more

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654 – Adam Bradley Schreiber: Trust Your Gut
03/21/2022

Society loves to put us in a box. But it’s the ones who go against the grain, challenge the status quo and carve their own path who stand out from ... more

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653 – Ashlyn Shanafelt: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
03/07/2022

Ashlyn Shanafelt is a force to be reckoned with. Filled with equal parts talent, skill, and dedication coupled with sheer determination and fearlessness, Shanafelt has carved out a nice career ... more

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652 – Shawn Pelton: Live from New York!
02/28/2022

What can be said about Shawn Pleton that hasn’t already been said? He burst on the NYC scene in the 1980’s and quickly became a first call drummer. But make ... more

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651 – Elena Bonomo: From Berklee to Broadway
02/21/2022

Elena Bonomo has had her eye on the prize from an early age, coming from a family of musicians, including her uncle who gave her her first drum lesson. Through ... more

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650 – Wisdom from the Top 10 Episodes of 2021
02/07/2022

We released nearly 50 episodes in 2021 and while they were all great, there were some that resonated more than others. Based on downloads, we identified the top 10 episodes ... more

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649 – Nick “Nickybagz” Baglio: Stay Ready
01/31/2022

Nick “Nickybagz” Baglio is a prime example of what happens when you never take your foot off the proverbial gas. The son of a professional drummer, Nick has been on ... more

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648 – Anwar Marshall: Learning the Lineage
01/24/2022

Anwar Marshall has a style all his own, and that’s because he’s studied those who came before him. Growing up in a family of musicians he was immersed in a ... more

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647 – Michael Shekwoaga Ode: Musicality is Everything
01/17/2022

Michael Shekwoaga Ode is a student of the game. Forever. Starting at a young age behind the kit, he quickly excelled and eventually landed a scholarship to the Oberlin Observatory, ... more

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646 – A.J. Hall: The Future is Now
01/10/2022

A.J. Hall has been living a double life most of his career and he’s loving every minute of it. The Florida native who grew up gigging in high school and ... more

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645 – Aaron Spears: Ushered to the big stage
12/27/2021

In this episode, I chat with one and only Aaron Spears. Aaron, probably best known for his work with Usher, has amassed a legion of fans and admirers because of ... more

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644 – Dave Elitch: Getting Out of Your Own Way
12/20/2021

Dave Elitch has carved quite the niche for himself as both a player and a teacher. A man whose made his name by playing with acts like The Mars Volta, ... more

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643 – Matt Starr: A Lifelong Learner
12/13/2021

Starr is what I like to call a tinkerer. He’s someone who, although admittedly not a “gear guy”, likes to go down rabbit holes learning and discovering whatever it is ... more

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642 – Antonio Sanchez: How to Speak with the Drums
12/06/2021

In this podcast I talk to the all-time great, Antonio Sanchez. Sanchez, a five-time Grammy winner, frequently collaborates with some of the today’s most prominent jazz musicians like Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, ... more

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641 – E.J. Strickland: Patience is Key
11/29/2021

E.J. Strickland, like all of us, is a product of his environment. Growing up in a household full of music, he learned later in life that his father was a ... more

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640 – Craig Macintyre: Never Rest on your Laurels
11/22/2021

Craig Macintyre has been sustaining a successful career for decades but he works like someone who’s still looking for that one big break…a break that he had decades ago with ... more

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639 – Benny Greb: The Art and Science of Groove
11/15/2021

In this podcast I talk to world-renowned drummer Benny Greb about his latest DVD “The Art and Science of Groove”.  This is the second time Benny has been on the ... more

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638 – Billy Ashbaugh: The Work Never Ends
11/08/2021

Billy Ashbaugh is the epitome of what happens when hard work and preparation meet opportunity. For nearly 40 years Billy has been performing professionally, and although he’s toured with ‘NSYNC, ... more

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637 – James Gadson: Developing your own sound
11/01/2021

In this session, the legendary Motown drummer talks about his start in Kansas City to how he became one of the most recorded drummers of al time. James has appeared ... more

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636 – Ben Atkind (Goose): Taking Flight
10/25/2021

You could say that Ben Atkind was developing the tools to play in Goose his entire career, even though playing in a Jam Band was never on his radar. The ... more

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635 – Motivation and Self-Doubt with Daniel Glass
10/18/2021

Over the past few weeks I’ve felt frustrated, unmotivated and unfocused in the practice room. Typically, I call one of my drumming buddies and talk through it and come out ... more

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634 – The Drummers of Lonnie Smith
10/04/2021

Dr. Lonnie Smith is one of the most influential Hammond Organ players who evert lived. And for me, as a drummer, he’s influenced me more than any other non-drummer that ... more

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633 – Remembering Colin Bailey, the Bass Drum Guru
09/27/2021

In this podcast I talked to the one and only Colin Bailey who is best known for his work as a prolific jazz drummer. Colin Bailey has played on over 100 ... more

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632 – [Daniel Glass Show] Finding Your Golden Groove
09/22/2021

Daniel Glass is back, and in this session he shares his concept of the “Golden Groove,” and explains how it’s possible to develop a deep, focused, relaxed, killer pocket by ... more

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631 – Mark Pusey (Ed Sheeran/Studio): Diving Deep
09/20/2021

When Mark Pusey decides to do something, he dives deep – literally and figuratively. The studio and touring musician known for his work with Ed Sheeran, Tom Jones, Olly Murs, ... more

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630 – Brian Griffin (The Black Crowes/Lana Del Rey): Slow and Steady
09/13/2021

Brian Griffin is a student of his craft. Always. Forever. Whether it was paying his dues in NYC trying to make enough money to pay rent, hopping in a van ... more

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