Ben Andrews

Glenn Kotche (Wilco) Discusses Classical Percussion

Glenn Kotche, most famous for drumming for the band Wilco, discusses his background in classical percussion and how to use free time to his advantage. He works as a drummer, percussionist, and composer.

Even as a toddler, Kotche says, “I identified myself as a drummer.” Growing up, he availed himself of every musical opportunity, including “band, orchestra, marching band, drum and bugle corps.” He has a degree in classical percussion from the University of Kentucky. “I played in the big band, the steel drum band, the African drum ensemble, I played for the opera. You name it.

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