NAMM January 2014

Danny Carey’s Kit, OMGOMGOMG! If you dont know who he is, he is the drummer for TOOL…enough said::
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Its a little blurry but got a pic with Aaron Spears, this was right before I performed a solo in front of him, he’s super cool::
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My last blurry pic I promise! This is me hanging out with Brent Hinds from Mastodon and film director Jimmy Hayward. We were at the Hilton After Party taking selfies, what a fun night::
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Danny Carey himself! I got an autograph from him and Daru Jones, they were both so awesome, cant wait to hang out with them again!::
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Another amazing drummer named Danny! This is Danny Walker from Intronaut, they are so sick and he is too::
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My first pic at NAMM was with none other than Juan Alderete, bassist for the Mars Volta. Man oh man they are a huge influence on me, was great to chat with him::
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I had a blast playing this cymbal kit from Turkish Cymbals, they sound fantastic::
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Thank you so much Black Widow Drum Web for blessing me with passes to NAMM in Anaheim, CA. I had such an amazing experience, and I would have never gone without you. Thank you thank you thank you! <3
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New News, Who Knews?!

Hello Everyone,

It been awhile! I have been super busy the past couple of months, teaching a lot of lessons and rehearsing non-stop with my band DAMS, getting ready to hit the road again, I cannot wait!

I just got back from a mini-vacation in the mountains because sometimes you gotta get out of the city and enjoy nature.

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So now I am back, well rested, and ready to get back to work on:

1. A New Drum Solo Video!…..And More To Come:: In September, I performed a drum solo for the Earth Beats Music Festival in Knoxville Tennessee, it was such a fantastic experience and I am so happy to have been apart of that. Footage from the festival should be coming very soon! And more drum solo videos around ATL and beyond…

2. I will be releasing a new single with my band DAMS for Christmas… keep on the look out for fresh music from yours truly!

3. I will be on tour with DAMS soon, come see us live in a city near you, with more dates to come:

October 31st – Atlanta, GA – Noni’s Halloween Bash
November 8th – Carrolton, GA – the Alley Cat
November 9th – Tallahassee, FL – the Office Lounge
November 15th – Columbia, SC – LIVE on 88.1FM WSBF
November 16th – Savannah, GA – the Hangfire
November 23rd – Asheville, NC – the Grey Eagle
December 6th – Montgomery, AL – Head on the Door
December 7th – Birmingham, AL – the Nick
January 10th – Athens, GA – Terrapin Brewery (5:30-7:30pm)
January 11th – Greenville, SC – Radio Room
January 17th – Columbus, GA – SoHo

Future Plans on Horizon::: I also plan on filming drum lesson videos for online learning in the comfort of your own home. Stay on the look out for that as well…

That’s all for now folks, chat soon!

NEW ENDORSEMENT W/ BELLO DRUMS

NEW ENDORSEMENT W/ BELLO DRUMS

I am extremely happy to announce that I am freshly endorsed my new fiberglass drum company, Bello Drums!

Thank you so much to Atlanta Drum Collective for inviting me out to Bello Drum Day at the shop and introducing me to this amazing drum company.

Sunday, April 7th, I walked into the shop, sat down and played, and Bello decided to give me a kit. I LOVE my new kit, it looks and sounds amazing. Thats a first for me and I feel very blessed and thankful 🙂

Turns Out Music Is Healthy For You

“The positive effects of music seem to be linked to the fact that music causes neurons in the brain stem, a primitive part of the brain, to be activated in sync with the beat….. That has a cascade of chemical effects on the nervous system, typically evoking relaxation if the beat is slow and improving focus and alertness if the beat is faster.” —- http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/04/01/health-music-as-medicine-levitin.html

No wonder playing the drums makes me so happy 🙂