Hey, Guys and Girls; I'm new ...
And here's a little bit about me.
Equip: I have two sets sets currently. A 1968 Ludwig maple set w/ 26" bass. Think, "John Bonham" with a deeper ride tom. 5 piece. All Zildjian. Heavy Crash and 20" rides. 14" New beat HH. Pearl & Gibraltar hardware.
Th other is Home made from a drum shop proto from some good guys and a failed business. 20" Bass (24" deep), 6 piece. Good small club set.
That's mosly what I do; small clubs. I'm a dance drummer. Since 1974 I've been a drummer for hire. RocknRoll, Top 40, Country, Blues. Whatever I can get always involves people on the dance floor.
I persue the zen of time and groove over solo and flash. Still practicing with book and 'nome.
Always played in school, I had a great program where I grew up. Took a couple years of college jazz, The only thing I regret missing entirely is Drum and Bugle Corps. At the very least, I'd have fancy stick work for show off!
Now I concentrate on a steady swing for rock and blues. I will always love the late-sixties and early seventies British innovators that syncopated rock and made heavy swing.
I'm mostly a "feel" drummer and I defend the honor of Ringo and Charlie Watts to the ends of the earth.