Nashville Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


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Nelson Drum Shop, Nashville, TN

Since he arrived in Nashville in 2015, Nelson has gone from playing on the contemporary Christian scene and selling the unique drums he’d amassed while by appointment only from his garage.

by Patrick Berkery
Jul 31, 2019

Billy Thomas - The Time Jumper

Seeing as he’s got a recording and touring résumé as long as your arm, you’d think the longtime Vince Gill sidekick would have done pretty much everything there is to do as a first-call Nashville cat. But like they say,…

Mike Haid
Feb 23, 2017

Toto's Shannon Forrest

The twenty-five-year Nashville session vet has spent his entire professional life in pursuit of total excellence. So when he was offered the chance to man the throne with the pop/rock icons Toto, a position previously held by some of the…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017