What’s Important On The Gig: A Working Drummer’s Perspective
Don’t feel bad—I probably haven’t heard of you, either. But with almost 20 years of musical experience, I just might be able to offer advice and insight to you co-conspirators of the groove. I’ve had the pleasure and good fortune to play drums with some of the baddest bassists ever to walk the planet. I’ve also had to endure some of the worst your craft has to offer. These are the bassists who have inspired me not only to write this article, but also to resort to tactics like setting up my kit backwards, thus handicapping myself (by playing left-handed)—so as not to kill someone during a gig!