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November 2018:
Who's Playing What, Beat Hunger Benefit, and More

This past May 5, the percussionist, educator, and author Richie Gajate-Garcia received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois, in recognition of his contributions to the areas of the arts and music education. Gajate-Garcia is the author of four instructional books, a faculty instructor at …



Posted: July 16, 2019

Category: On the Beat
David Uosikkinen of the Hooters

Hello, my fellow drummers! When I’m not playing with the Hooters (next year will be our fortieth anniversary), I have my own band called David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket.


Posted: July 18, 2018

David Uosikkinen
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with David Uosikkinen of the Hooters: Talks Tours and Bands

Hello MD family! This year marks my thirty-eighth year playing drums with the Hooters. Since 1980, we have toured throughout Europe and beyond each summer. It’s always an adventure and we have made some great friendships along the way.


Posted: March 8, 2018

David Uosikkinen
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with David Uosikkinen of the Hooters: Getting Your Mojo Working Again

Hi everyone! Confidence for a drummer is essential. Watching Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles play in the Super Bowl taught me a lesson as it brought me back to my personal struggle—playing on tour with the Hooters last summer.


Posted: September 26, 2017

David Uosikkinen
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with David Uosikkinen of the Hooters and In the Pocket: Bands, Albums, and Longevity

Anytime I get to write for Modern Drummer, I’m honored. MD was the first music magazine where I got the dope on the best drummers in the world. It gave me access to great tips on staying in shape and how to get better from the drummers who were living …


Posted: April 11, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With David Uosikkinen of the Hooters: In the Pocket

Hi, everybody! David Uosikkinen here. I’ve been playing drums with the Hooters for thirty-six years and we’re getting ready to tour this spring and summer. We will be out for thirty shows….


Posted: March 18, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen Talks Thirty-Five Years of Drumming

Hi, everybody! David Uosikkinen here. I’m probably best known for my work with the Hooters, the band I’ve been playing music with for thirty-five years. It’s been a great ride and I’m grateful to have been on it….


Posted: May 14, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
David Uosikkinen: Gearing Up For The Road

Get out the Slim Fast, I’m going out on the road. Every time I get ready to do a tour with The Hooters, I think it may be my last….


Posted: March 18, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Uosikkinen

One of the many things I always admired about drummers like Ringo, Charlie Watts, Steve Gadd, Liberty DeVitto, Russ Kunkel, Jim Keltner, Steve Jordan, and Mickey Curry is the way they got their heads into the song they were playing….



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