LouisvilleDrummer.com recently had a great opportunity to sit down with Rich Redmond in his Nashville home. During this exclusive in-depth interview, Rich Redmond discussed several topics such as how he got his start in music, the realities of living as a session and touring drummer, how he began playing with Jason Aldean, and much more!
As a young boy I was sometimes afforded the privilege of staying up past 10pm. This of course meant I could watch The Tonight Show with my folks. While there were many entertaining guests, none caught my eye like the quick handed Tonight Show drummer sporting the coolest clothes, a huge smile and an incredible turquoise amulet. This of course was the one and only Ed Shaughnessy.
The chance to speak a legend is always a privilege and Ed did not disappoint. He is by far the most humble, genuine and interesting man I have ever had the pleasure of speaking with. At 83 years young, Ed is a self admitted student of the drums and shows no sign of slowing down. He is currently in the midst of learning to play the cello and is going under the knife at the end of May to have surgery on a back problem that he feels slows him down.
So without further ado … heeeerrrreee’s Eddy![/cc_half_col_left]
It was a privilege and an honor to sit down with the University of Louisville’s Director of Percussion last week, Dr. Greg Byrne. In this exclusive interview with LouisvilleDrummer.com, Dr. Byrne discussed how students can be better prepared for the audition process for any university, what the University is looking for in a student, what the students can expect while attending a school of music and much more. The interview ends with a wonderful introduction to several of the percussion instruments from around the world that students will have the opportunity to study while attending the University of Louisville. On behalf of LouisvilleDrummer.com I would like to thank Dr. Byrne and the University of Louisville for the opportunity to meet and share this information with the music community. I hope this interview can be a great resource for people interested in pursuing music and I wish you all the best on you music endeavors.
For many, Aquiles Priester was a name that became uber popular after the Dream Theater drum auditions. However, Aquiles has long been a superstar in his native Brazil, and the onetime corporate executive has fast become the world’s most popular clinician. Aquiles is as big a success story as they get, and it was truly an honor to interview the man they call the Octopus.[/cc_half_col_right]