MD Podcast Episode 208: JD Beck, Zimbabwean Rhythms, Woodland Percussion Snares, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss rising star JD Beck, who is featured in the October 2019 issue of Modern Drummer. The education segment focuses on a handful of Zimbabwean drumset grooves played by James Austin Manyungwa on the Oliver Mtukudzi album Shoko. Up for review is a pair stave-shell Black Out Birch snares by Woodland Percussion. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Show Notes

Zimbabwean rhythms

JD Beck feature interview

Woodland Percussion Black Out Birch snares

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London drum clinic details

This episode is sponsored by Arturia 


Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: