Phil Ehart

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Kansas' Phil Ehart on the Opening Fill to "Carry On Wayward Son": "I Thought It Was Too Simple"

Phil Ehart, photo by Mark Schierolz Sometimes, the most iconic musical moments emerge from an accident. Such is the case for Kansas' seminal 1976 hit "Carry On Wayward Son," which features a signature drum fill after the band's a cappella…

Modern Drummer
Apr 5, 2023

Phil Ehart on Kansas’s New Album, The Absence of Presence

The Absence of Presence, American progressive-rock band Kansas’s sixteenth studio album, was released this past July 17 on Inside Out Music. The album follows up 2016’s The Prelude Implicit, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart at #14. Kansas, who…

Modern Drummer
Aug 18, 2020

Drummers on Record: Current and Upcoming Releases of Note

Kansas The Absence of Presence (Phil Ehart) This past July 17, Kansas released their new studio album,The Absence of Presence (Inside Out Music). The album was coproduced by drummer Phil Ehart—check out this early interview from 1977 Modern Drummer’s first…

Modern Drummer
Jul 27, 2020

Phil Ehart of Kansas

It's been seventeen years since the original Kansas lineup recorded tmgether. Such an event merits special circumstances, for sure. So when Kansas founder Kerry Livgren realized the solo material he'd been working on would be perfect for his old band,…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004