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Accepting and Appreciating What We Do – The Sideman

Accepting and Appreciating What We Do – The Sideman

As performers, we are always being judged by our peers, people in the audience and ourselves. Within this scope there are many variables that exist. One that people rarely think of is when musicians are hired as sidemen in someone’s gig.  We are asked to perform a certain way, which might not be the best or really show our talent. I Read More

Staying in the Gap

Staying in the Gap

Staying in the Gap The Gap is the pure place in between the chaos, the constant thoughts, and the distractions. Whenever we do something that keeps us present, such as dancing, meditating, working out, or performing music, we are traveling thorough “the gap”. The idea is to keep our creativity flowing and not let our thoughts get in the way of what Read More

Knowingness

Knowingness

Knowingness I have studied a lot of self-development and I continue to learn about myself while I am on the road.  There is something that comes back to me time and time again, holding true to what I know is right and believing in myself.  The idea of knowingness is to be conscious and deliberate about the way you lead your Read More

Stay Out of Your Head


Most musicians deal with non-verbal cues in order to communicate on stage.  As a drummer, my career is based on listening to others and watching their body language in order to interpret what is going on in a group musically. I am at the center of it all and I need to bring everyone together. There have been many discussions Read More

Staying Healthy On The Road


Staying Healthy While On The Road   Over the past few years, I have been tweaking and changing my diet to be more healthy. The more I read and learn, the more my  diet continues to evolve. After watching several documentaries, such as Forks Over Knives, Food Inc. and Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, I really made a push towards being vegan, Read More

Dreams can come true


"Dreams Can Come True" Most musicians want to go on tour and play music. When I was growing up, I used to go to arenas to see concerts.  There were always bright lights, loud music, tour buses, gorgeous girls, and endless parties attached to the musicians on tour. MTV and VH1 made the musicians look so cool while they were rockin’ Read More