Hi, fellow modern drummers! Life has been incredibly busy in Nashville lately, so I’ll try to give a short version of what’s going on in the “hamster wheel.”
First, session work has been crazy! August was record month; I was blessed to work on the Brother Trouble record with Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins) and on the Dustin Lynch record with Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten, and I did some Christmas music for Justin Moore with Jeremy Stover. Jeremy also started a record with Drake White (Universal) and JJ Lawhorn (Average Joe), and I got to play on some tracks for Lee Brice’s new record. There were also plenty of demos. I love doing demo sessions because I get to hear the cream of the crop of new songs coming out of “Nash Vegas.”
Reba is launching into a new tour this fall with the Band Perry, Eden’s Edge, and Thompson Square opening. I’ve been blessed to get a kit for this tour that was just turned back in by none other than Billy Cobham. I had all of his records growing up—I was an addict! We’ve got a week of production rehearsals coming up, and Yamaha is sending the kit to the arena, so I can’t wait to hear it. It’s a very large Yamaha Absolute Birch set—hopefully it’ll have some of Billy’s mojo left on it!