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Give the ‘e-drum’ some! (One drummer’s journey…)

Despite their being around for over 30 years, there’s still a bit of a stigma associated with ‘electronic drums’.  True, in the beginning you had the impossibly hard pads and limited sounds, etc.; but time marches on and the e-drum is still here.  It’s still viable.  In fact, more of us are using them than some may want to acknowledge.  So, why does the stigma still stick?  Do we just have to be primitive bashers of trees?  For this drummer, I don’t think so.  I’ve embraced e-drums for a variety of reasons and want to talk about some of them in this post.  So, read on, intrepid and curious drum fan… read on…

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Notes from the road…

I’ve spent a good deal of time over the last 16 months touring with artists like Vox Lumiere and Uncle Daddy, going from one side of Colorado to the other and back, through swaths of the Midwest and down south to Baton Rouge, LA and Austin, TX, east to Wilmington, DE, Providence, RI, Schenectady, NY and Reading, PA and overseas for two weeks in Lisbon, Portugal.

What exactly does the life of an itinerant musician look like?  Here are some of my experiences and perspectives.

Keep in mind, Individual results may vary.

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