Episode 51: Johnny Craviotto, Learning Grooves, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to legendary drum builder Johnny Craviotto, and then discuss their approaches to learning new grooves. This week’s featured artist is jazz great Carl Allen. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with the Love Custom Indian rosewood stave-shell snare. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Show Notes

August 2016 issue of Modern Drummer:
Mike Johnston’s website:
Johnny Craviotto:
Carl Allen:
Love Custom Indian rosewood snare demo:×14-indian-rosewood-snare/
Chef’s Table:
Boss DR-5:

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