As many of you may know, I am originally from the UK. I have spent the last 10 years living in San Diego, and am always very interested in the music scene on both sides of the Atlantic. Country Music, I am very aware, is not a big deal in the UK. However, in the US, it practically keeps the pulse of the traditional record industry alive. In fact, if you took Nashville out of the equation, the US music industry (and touring industry for that matter) would be in deep trouble.
So why all the fuss? Country music is about lost love, dying dogs and general hardship right? Wrong! Country music has moved on a long way from those common misconceptions, and as a matter of fact, it is more hard hitting and rock based then it has ever been. The cream of the drumming crop all gravitate to where the work is in the USA: LA, New York and Nashville, and some of the best musicians in the world are based in “Music City”.
Rich Redmond has one of the hottest gigs in Nashville with Country Superstar Jason Aldean. At the time of writing, he has played on 21 number one hits, plays to millions of fans annually, and when he is not in the studio or on the road, he can be found in the classrooms and at corporate events delivering his motivational Masterclass, “Crash Course For Success”.
Simon DasGupta sits down with Rich and discusses drum education. Don’t forget to check out the “2 minutes with” quick fire question and answers at 10:10, sponsored by Mike Dolbear.com!
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