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Drummer Blog: Translator’s Dave Scheff Talks Past Influences and Upcoming Shows

Hi, MD readers! Dave Scheff here. Though I’ve drummed my way across the spectrum, with acts as disparate as comedian Jerry Van Dyke and icon Joan Baez, while also touring with Dead Kennedys and recording and touring with Half True,…

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Apr 10, 2015

Drummer Blog: Downtrend’s J.D. Hall on Fusing Backwoods Heritage and Metal

Greetings, MD readers! My last blog was back in 2010 and much has happened since then. I am currently slamming the skins for the Pikeville, Kentucky–based hard rock/metal band Downtrend. We are signed to an indie label called Vision Metal…

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Apr 6, 2015

Menage’s Gabriel Ferreira Talks Fusing Styles Via Musical Diversity and World Exploration

Hey, MD readers! I’m Gabriel Ferreira, and I’m the drummer/percussionist for the band Menage. I am also a lyricist and songwriter and do both in Menage, but I won’t delve into that “dark side” of my work in this blog.…

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Feb 13, 2015

Johnny Richardson with Trace Adkins

Hello fellow drummers, music lovers, and MD readers! My name is Johnny Richardson and I live in Nashville, Tennessee and am beginning my third year as superstar country artist Trace Adkins’ drummer. My start to the job with Trace was…

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Mar 6, 2014