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John Convertino: Finding The Sweet Spot

(February 2009 Issue) Calexico drummer John Convertino has always been more a mood-setter than a traditional timekeeper. And his band’s sixth album, "Carried To Dust", offers plenty of examples of the drummer’s tone and dynamic-based trap work. Convertino sets up…

Modern Drummer
Dec 18, 2008

John Convertino of Calexico

“I was actually trying to channel Charlie Watts on this record,” laughs Calexico drummer John Convertino, explaining his M.O. while recording the critically acclaimed Tucson, Arizona band’s latest album, Garden Ruin. While summoning the percussive energy of the Rolling Stones…

Modern Drummer
Apr 17, 2007