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Kyle Crane with Neko Case

Crane says that during rehearsals he homed in on tempos and focused on the way Case’s tracks were supposed to feel.

by Willie Rose
Feb 27, 2019

Session Great Nir Z

When it comes to gear, Jerusalem-born/Nashville-based session drummer Nir Zidkyahu, whose ultra-precise, intense pocket can be heard on hit records by pop/rock great John Mayer, alt-rock legend Chris Cornell, and modern country superstar Blake Shelton, isn’t too particular, as long…

Interview by Michael Dawson
Oct 30, 2018

In the Studio with Travis McNabb

When not touring with top modern country acts Sugarland and Frankie Ballard, this Tennessee transplant tracks drums for artists around the globe out of his home setup.

Story and photos by Sayre Berman
Oct 30, 2018

TAPAS for the Gigging Drummer

A Five-Part Recipe for Ensuring Ultimate Employability

by Jonathan Ulman
Jun 27, 2018

Larrie Londin

A heavy-set, yet gentle and personable man, Larrie at age 34, has made more than a comfortable living sitting confidently behind his multiple tom, double bass drum set-up, backing a mind boggling array of musical personalities; Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins.…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

Dave Mattacks - Working The Studies

British session drummer Dave Mattacks has recorded with many of today's popular recording artists. Rejecting a technoflash style, Mattacks is happy complementing the styles of the performers he works with. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99…

by T. Bruce Wittet
Feb 23, 2017

Matt Chamberlain

“Content” is not a word that exists in this perennial MD favorite’s lexicon, who balances his day job as a top studio drummer with chasing the muse with creative artists like Brian Haas and Bill Frisell, as well as through…

Michael Dawson
Feb 23, 2017