His movements were overemphasized, and his sound cut through like a cannon. Also, although his concentration was intense, he offered direct eye contact with the audience.
In a career that has spanned half a century, Panama Francis has made his mark as both a big band and a rock 'n' roll drummer.
Some drummers hate practice pads; others are never without them. Some teachers recommend practice pads; others say that you should practice on the drums.
Syncopated figures could be used within an underlying framework of 8th-note triplets.
Through talent, fate, or whatever, he's now playing drums with one of the most popular country/rock bands performing today, Sawyer Brown.
Blues legends S.P. Leary and Fred Below, Stevie Ray Vaughn's Chris Layton, Jimmy Johnson's Fred Grady, and Robert Cray's David Olson.
The Moodies were (and still are) technologically advanced for the times—any times—and because of that, in those early days, their music was sometimes construed as pretentious.