Drummer Talk 04/27/2012 – The best of times, the worst of times (#170)
Welcome to Drummer Talk #170 where we talk about some of our best and worst gig experiences! In news, we talk about yet another drummer with his own coffee, the K Zildjian scholarship, DW’s new airlift system, and we pay tribute to the late, great Levon Helm. Did we mention that Jeff Bowders is the drummer of the week?!
- Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer launched his own line of coffee, “Rockin’ & Roastin’,” a organic, fair trade, custom-roasted coffee.
- Kerope Zildjian Scholarship
- Levon Helm loses the battle against cancer.
- DW Airlift
- Forearm-less drummer’s videos make it onto msnbc.com
- Woodshed Percussion presents second annual “Shedfest”
- International Jazz Day to celebrated with All-Star Concerts
- Zildjian extends Drummer Love deadline
Drummer of the week, Jeff Bowders
- Born in 1976 and his favorite movie is “Rocky”, www.jeffbowders.com
- He has played for people like Rebecca St. James, Ginny Owens, Fusebox, Chris Tomlin, and Paul Colman Trio. Jeff is currently Paul Gilbert’s drummer and an instructor at Musicians Institute. Recently came out with an album entitled The Pilgrimage of Thingamuhjig, featuring his drumming.