August 8, 2017 -- There's still a whirlwind around me...and I love it!
At the end of June, the first two episodes from the "Revival" series of drum restorations hit YouTube and Facebook and people have really loved seeing my old drums come back to life.
I spent some time in July learning from one of the masters of drumming -- Billy Cobham -- along with Dom Famularo and Billy's band. That was fun!
I came home and, the next day, began teaching two weeks at the Girls Rock 'n' Roll Retreat, which is a 5-day-long day camp for girls ages 8 to 18. That was a great experience and I met some really inspiring young musicians who wrote some terrific songs in just a few short days.
I was an impromptu guest on the "Around the Kit" podcast last Sunday, when one of the guests had to cancel last minute. It was great fun -- especially when I learned that the iconic drummer/producer Kenny Aronoff was also a part of the second segment with me -- THAT ROCKED!! Joe Gansas, the host, asks some very unique questions of his guests...it's not just gear-minded conversation and it was fun learning that Kenny Aronoff and I have a common acquaintance in one of my musical heroes -- Dominic Spera. I was honored to help Joe out last-minute. I'll be writing for his website, located at www.AroundtheKit.net talking the historical world of percussion starting this month.
In the coming weeks, look for more videos to appear on YouTube...this time with a VERY special guest! Nope...I can't tell you who it is just yet, but let's say if you're a drummer you definitely know his name!
We'll talk again soon!
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