Brann Dailor is an interesting drummer. He was brought up around musicians, and it wasn’t a question of if he was going to play music. It was a question of what instrument would he choose to play? His interest was piqued in the drums around 4 or 5 years old. His Uncle Mark played in a band called Cinnamon Road and his mom’s boyfriend played drums too. The die was set. Brann’s influences range from Mikkey Dee to Billy Cobham, and from Bill Ward to Sean Reinhart. He likes to listen to 80’s pop music from India and Turkey, and John Zorn. He sings very well, and (of course) he is an amazing drummer. He has also been in more bands than I can even remember: Maniacal Rage, Evisceration, Lethargy, Gaylord, Today is the Day, Arcadea, and of course Mastodon. In fact, those bands and his evolution as a drummer is why I wanted to talk to Brann.