When Little Steven Van Zandt said those words in May of 1997 while inducting the Rascals into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he spoke for a great many drumming fans.Now Van Zandt has put his money, his time, and his reputation where his mouth is, bringing the famously fractious foursome back together to tour and star in a series of groundbreaking Broadway shows.
Since joining the hugely influential indie band Superchunk in 1991, he’s gone on to save the day for a host of highly regarded artists, from Marah, Bob Mould, and the New Pornographers to Guided by Voices, Ryan Adams, and Jay Farrar.
More than most, this percussionist understands that necessity is the mother of invention—and you never want to leave Mom hanging. So whether he’s collaborating with heavyweight jazzers or leading his own unique ensembles, he always answers the call to create new rhythmic and sonic possibilities.
At just twenty-six, Garret Goodwin has already traversed the globe with the pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood, bringing rock-solid power to crowd favorites like “Before He Cheats,” “Cowboy Casanova,” and “Blown Away.”
What Do You Know About… Mark Brzezicki By following his instincts and bucking trends, he’s built a career that’s a virtual case study of how to brave the fickle winds of the music industry. Story by Nick Lauro Photo by Andy Labrow At a rest area off a busy highway in Slough, Berkshire, England, in […]