A Drummer Who Just Doesn’t Fail – Dave Grohl

Yes, this would accurately describe Dave Grohl (former drummer of Nirvana, lead guitarist/lead vocalist of The Foo Fighters). Did you know this man turned down the opportunity to be Tom Petty’s drummer before there was even public knowledge of The Foo Fighters’ existence? What??? Imagine the uncertainties you would face after your legendary front manContinue reading “A Drummer Who Just Doesn’t Fail – Dave Grohl”

A Spectacular Jazz Venue in Philly

Philadelphia has a very interesting music scene. Opinions on whether it’s a “good” or “bad” one will vary, but it is certainly home to many eclectic bands with a desire to be heard. In order for that to be possible, there is the need for attractive venues bands will want to play at and peopleContinue reading “A Spectacular Jazz Venue in Philly”

Developing Speed on the Drums

This one is for the drummers… Speed is almost an illusion on the drums. Its not so much the about the number of times your stick hits the drum as it is about the way your wrist is used to allow multiple hits for one downstroke. I can’t say thats a general rule, but aContinue reading “Developing Speed on the Drums”

Grammys, Hits, and The Sound of Philadelphia

Peanut Butter and Jelly….. Steak and Potatoes…… Bill Cosby and Jello…… One with out the other changes the equation, doesn’t it? Well, I have another winning combination that shouldn’t go unnoticed – Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. These men collectively wrote and produced 170 gold and platinum records under the Philadelphia International Record Label, definingContinue reading “Grammys, Hits, and The Sound of Philadelphia”