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Dakota

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On The Loose

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New York Minute

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Living Years

Living Years (Mike and the Mechanics) This one always gets me a bit choked up… I honestly can’t play the tune without having an emotional reaction. My dad passed when I was six years old (SCUBA/Cave diving accident). He played drums while in college and for fun as an adult (he was an environmental engineer [...]

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Keep Looking

Keep Looking (Sade) So many memories of SADE’s music and slinky grooves permeated my early years as a professional musician. I had the chance to see her in the old Orlando Arena (during my time as a Disney musician) and it is still to this day one of the best sounding, most impressive concert performances [...]

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I Will Not Go Quietly

I Will Not Go Quietly (Don Henley) As I watch my performance of this track I’m so grateful to Steve Posan, Paul Roehrig, John Campese, Rich Viano and my many other rudimental “Drum Daddy’s” who taught me to appreciate the importance of developing sound stroke fundamentals. This sort of hi-hat part is the sort of [...]

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I Digress

I Digress (Big Wreck) And here we have my personal obsession. If I had to pick one band that I am absolutely nuts about it is these guy’s. Big Wreck has been ruling my musical world for some time now. While not as well known here in the states this insanely talented Canadian ensemble, led [...]

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Earthbound

Earthbound (Rodney Crowell) Rodney Crowell is one of the most respected song writers of the modern era. I had the good fortune to play with Rodney during my tenure with one of his sidemen, Jedd Hughes. This particular song has always resonated with me due to its positive take on the plight of average [...]

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Don’t Come Around Here

Don't Come Around Here (Sorry, this one has to be long. Sentimentality and all! ha!) Tom Petty: When you grew up in Gainesville, Florida in the 70’s and 80’s and graduate from Gainesville High School in the mid/late 80’s (1986) you can count on a few things: 1.) You WILL plan your life around [...]

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Cuts You Up

Cuts You Up (Peter Murphy - Bauhaus) Once again, my “Eighties” are showing! I got a lot of “Who is Peter Murphy?” queries when we first put this tune on the Loud Jamz show in the fall of 2015. However, my partner in crime (Yvonne Smith) knew him well and that was enough for [...]

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