Born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico, Walfredo Reyes Jr comes from an impressive family of percussionists. Wally is currently the touring (and recording) drummer for the legendary band Chicago! Over the last 40+ years, Walfredo has toured and / or recorded with legendary artists like Carlos Santana, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne, Celia [?]
Welcome to Season 2 of Dial-A-Drummer! To get us kicked off, we?re featuring one of the most active jazz drummers AND jazz educators on the planet! Born in 1961, Carl Allen grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on gospel, R&B, and funk, but later turned to jazz after hearing an album by the legendary saxophonist Benny [?]
This is a very special episode of Dial-A-Drummer and a replay of Brian?s new weekly Amazon Music /AMP live radio show called ?Drum Corner Radio? (more on that later). GET AMAZON?S AMP APP AND TUNE IN TO BRIAN?S WEEKLY SHOW LIVE, GO TO LIVE.ONAMP.COM/BRIANSTEPHENS (or search for @brianstephens on the AMP app) Few drummers have [?]
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Today, Brian talks with freelance drummer, private lesson instructor, and podcast host Zack Albetta. Throughout his 20-year career in many musical roles, Zack has built a reputation as a versatile and tasteful craftsman behind the drums. He has called Atlanta home since 2016 after productive years in Kansas City and Los Angeles. Zack currently maintains a busy and rewarding performance schedule with [?]
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NOTE: THERE IS NO VIDEO FOR THIS EPISODE Brian returns after a 6 month hiatus to talk about where he?s been, what he?s been doing and what sort of revelations he has had over the course of this pandemic. There is no intro music, no advertisers, and no frills in this episode. Just a deep [?]
Coronavirus: Music Industry In Crisis ? PART 3 ?What You Should AVOID During Lock-Down? Along with being out of work, most musicians, audio engineers, music producers, and the assorted types of staffers that support these music industry professionals all over the globe are also on physical lockdown from the rest of the world during this [?]
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Coronavirus: Music Industry In Crisis ? PART 2 ?Who Do I Make A Living NOW?!? Scores of musicians, audio engineers, music producers, and the assorted types of staffers that support these music industry professionals all over the globe have suddenly found themselves out-of-work due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Since the vast majority of them are [?]
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Coronavirus: Music Industry In Crisis ? PART 1 ?What Do You Do With All This *Free Time*? For hundreds of thousands of musicians, audio engineers, producers, and scores of music industry support staff, the world has come to a screeching halt. For the vast majority of them, being out-of-work means not receiving a paycheck of [?]
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Today?s guest has been on the covers of every major, global drumming publication. He has been voted ?Country Drummer of the Year? in 2016, 2017, AND 2018 by Modern Drummer Magazine. This guy has played on 23 #1 hit songs and currently tours the world with the Academy of Country Music?s ?Artist of the Decade?, [?]
Today, Brian Stephens & Shannon Kori pull back the curtain on their own careers as professional musicians to give you an idea of how they currently make a living utilizing drumming and music. This hour-long episode is a masterclass in music business & multiple income streams from two guys who have spent more than 20 [?]
This episode is the closest thing to having lunch with Brian & Shannon (minus cameras & microphones). The guys talk about the drums, cymbals, drum heads, and other gear that they love and use every day on gigs and recording sessions. Where it?s Gretsch drums, Trick pedals (and drums), Paiste or Sabian cymbals, Aquarian heads, [?]
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?? Today, Brian and Shannon give you tips and tricks for being a successful hired gun musician or substitute drummer on live gigs. They get past all of the simple platitudes like ?Show up on time.? and ?Be nice to everybody.? by giving you tons of actionable steps that you can use right away to [?]
? Today, Dial A Drummer hosts Brian Stephens and Shannon Kori talk about technology and apps that drummers can use in the practice room, on the gig, and in the studio. All of these different apps can be found on either iOS (iPad), Android, and/or Mac platforms. The guys give you plenty of insights on how [?]
We reach back into the vaults for the never-before-released flagship episode that started it all! Brian and Shannon jump onto the Internet and try out the new podcast studio along with lots of new technology! They talk about the new show and their plans for this new endeavor. (HINT: We really would like to get [?]
Today, Dial A Drummer hosts Brian Stephens and Shannon Kori spend AN HOUR AND A HALF talking about drum practice and strategies to help you learn more, in less time, while have TONS more fun. This episode is packed full of tips, tricks, and strategies that you can use today to supercharge your practice time [?]
Today, hosts Brian Stephens and Shannon Kori talk about in-ear monitors (both Universal Fit & Custom Molded types) for drummers. They also detail various personal monitoring set-ups that drummers can use on live gigs and in studio environments. *Note: The video version contains detailed graphics for a couple of very common in-ear monitoring rigs that [?]
Ep. 8 features our long-time friend, Tom Knight Drums (TLC, Stevie Nicks, Monica), talking with us about ?Music Marketing in the Online Digital Era?. For 21 years, Tom taught drums at the Atlanta Institute of Music and, about for 5 years, served as their Marketing Director. He shares *TEN* ?Do?s and Don?ts? when using social [?]
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This week, Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks , Royal Southern Brotherhood , Earl Klugh) talks about about his remarkable career as a drummer, composer, & band leader. We?ll dig deep into his thoughts on the commitment & perseverance that it takes to survive & thrive in today?s Music Industry.
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Today, we give you TEN actionable ideas to help you be more than ?just the drummer? on your current gig and that will help you get (and keep) that next coveted gig! Start using any & all of them to get more gigs, be more valuable to the ones you already have, and help you [?]
Brian Stephens & Shannon Kori talk about setting up & running a drummer focused home studio. They also talk to Atlanta-based freelance drummer / audio engineer Marlon Patton. To hear a great back story / interview with Marlon on the Working Drummer podcast, click here. We take a virtual tour through all three drummers? home [?]
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In Episode 4, we pay tribute to John Blackwell?, drummer for Prince?, Justin Timberlake?, Patti LaBelle?, CAMEO?, D?Angelo?, ?Bootsy? Collins? , & many others. We look at some clips of his past work as we talk about John, his legacy, & how his amazing drumming went global! We also take a few minutes to talk [?]
Here?s the full version of Episode 3 with special guest Rob Wallis? from Hudson Music? & Drum Guru?. Ih this episode, Brian Stephens? & Shannon Kori? also go deep into Digital Drum Education Platforms. Services we cover include:? Jared Falk??s Drumeo?? Mike Johnston??s MikesLessons.com? Don Lombardi??s DrumChannel? Carter McLean??s FOUR HANDS Drumming?? Justin Varnes?? Jazz [?]
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