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A podcast hosted by Damon Grant and Marcos Torres, two NYC based percussionists interviewing other musicians who have the view from behind. Guests will be mostly other percussion players and anyone else who hits, scratches, and shakes things for a living.

A podcast hosted by Damon Grant and Marcos Torres, two NYC based percussionists interviewing other musicians who have the view from behind. Guests will be mostly other percussion players and anyone else who hits, scratches, and shakes things for a living.
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United States

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A podcast hosted by Damon Grant and Marcos Torres, two NYC based percussionists interviewing other musicians who have the view from behind. Guests will be mostly other percussion players and anyone else who hits, scratches, and shakes things for a living.

Language:

English


Episodes

#146 Wolf: Drummer, Studio Heavyweight, Programmer & More!

10/16/2019
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Damon gets to sit down with Wolf and talk about Philly, his process in the studio, adventures he's had, and they both geek out on drum machines, samples, and lots of other nonsense. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, and educational spotlight, correction section, social soundbyte, and music news.

Duration:02:13:30

#145 Anthony Carrillo: Master Bongocero & Percussionist for Eddie Palmieri, Batacumbele, Puya & Harry Belafonte!

10/9/2019
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Marcos and special guest Camilo Molina talk to Anthony Carrillo about his beginnings in Puerto Rico, his apprenticeship with Puntilla and the Eddie Palmieri years as well as with his influences, friendships and future projects. Damon joins and there is an RIP for Ginger Baker, gig alerts, social soundbyte, iconic recording, music news and other segments.

Duration:02:10:13

#144 Andy Akiho: Percussionist, Composer & More!

10/1/2019
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Damon gets to interview Andy Akiho and they talk about his path from drum corps to traveling to Trinidad for his steel pan playing. Andy also talks about taking time off of school, and then returning to turn his sights on composing as well as performing. They talk about a bunch of other concepts and ideas. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, an educational spotlight, product reviews, social soundbyte, music news and other segments.

Duration:01:31:44

#143 Kenny Grohowski: Drummer for Brand X, Hipster Assassins, John Zorn & More!

9/25/2019
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Damon gets to interview Kenny Grohowski. They talk about him growing up in Miami, learning from his grandfather Bobby Cruz, moving from Afro-Cuban music to Jazz and Classical then ending up where he is currently, playing a lot of metal (among other adventures in his life). They talk about advanced musical concepts, video games, coffee and much more! Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, product reviews, an iconic recording, social soundbyte, music news and more!

Duration:01:57:23

#142 Robby Ameen: Drummer for Ruben Blades Y Seis Del Solar, Dave Valentin, Jack Bruce & More!

9/18/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to interview Robby and talk about his background in New Haven, writing a book with Lincoln Goines, his relationship with Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, how he ended up with Ruben Blades and so much more! There's also gig alerts, educational spotlights, product reviews, an iconic recording, social soundbyte, music news and more!

Duration:01:52:42

#141 Rolando Morales-Matos: Percussionist for Broadway, Orchestras, Educator, Author and More!

9/11/2019
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Damon and Marcos talk to Rolando Morales-Matos about Broadway. What his job entails, the stipulations and benefits, how to get hired, what he looks for in a sub, the skill sets he uses and so much more! There are also gig alerts, iconic recordings, music news and other segments.

Duration:01:39:12

#140 Weedie Braimah-Djembeföla, Educator and More!

9/4/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to interview Weedie and talk about his Africa retreat, upcoming performance with his group and lots of other topics. They get deep on the trials and tribulations of percussion players and how to overcome some of the pitfalls. NSFW! There's also an educational spotlight, product review, gig alerts, music news and more!

Duration:02:08:47

#139 Daniel de los Reyes: Percussionist for the Zac Brown Band and More!

8/28/2019
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Damon gets to talk to Daniel about his family, his outreach and charity groups, playing with different artists, and much more! Marcos joins and there is also an educational spotlight, iconic recording, product review, music news and more!

Duration:01:22:57

#138 Dr. Alex Casimiro-Percussionist, Faculty for the University of New Haven and More!

8/21/2019
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Damon gets to interview Alex and talk about his solo travel adventures, some tips in executing them, as well as other past experiences he has had during his career in performing with and educating others. Marcos joins and there is an educational spotlight, iconic recording, listener letter, music news and more!

Duration:01:33:18

#137 Makaya McCraven: Drummer, Producer, Beat Scientist & More!

8/13/2019
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Damon gets to interview Makaya McCraven and talk about his adventures in life and touring as well as what a beat scientist is. They talk other concepts as well as filling in the gaps in their past. Marcos joins and there is an educational spotlight, gig alerts, an iconic recording, listener letters, a social soundbyte, music news and more!

Duration:01:57:30

#136 Tom Rarick: MSG with the Ceremonial Brass Air Force Band & Arranger for the Bluecoats Drum Corps!

8/7/2019
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Damon gets to interview Master Sergeant Tom Rarick and catch up on old times marching the Cadets, what his duties are with the Air Force and how he developed into the arranger for the Bluecoats. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, product reviews, listener letters, music news and more!

Duration:01:41:25

#135 Bashiri Johnson: Percussionist for Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross & More!

7/31/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to interview Bashiri Johnson and talk about growing up in NYC, the adventures of playing live with pop stars, entering film and TV, embracing electronics, his home studio and more! There are also special guests who drop by to talk about educational spotlights, iconic recordings, music news and much more! This episode is sponsored by Sweetwater.

Duration:02:01:46

#134 Zach Danziger: Drummer for Donny McCaslin, Mister Barrington, The Wednesday Night Titans & More!

7/24/2019
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Damon gets to interview Zach and get inside his mind. They talk about his past as well as various projects he's been involved with. There's some tech talk, as well as what he is currently working on (including a secret passion of his). Marcos joins and there are educational spotlights, iconic recordings, RIP segment, product reviews, music news and more! This episode is sponsored by Sweetwater.

Duration:01:42:06

#133 Julie Angelis-Boehler: SFC, Principal Timpanist of The US Army Band “Pershing's Own" & More!

7/17/2019
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Damon gets to interview Sergeant First Class Julie Angelis-Boehler and talk to her about growing up in Massachusetts, playing in drum corps as well as other adventures in percussion playing. She talks about her duties in the Army band as well as other performance opportunities she gets to do and what's next. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Duration:01:55:11

#132 Obed Calvaire: Drummer for the SFJAZZ Collective and More!

7/10/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to talk to Obed about coming from Miami to NYC, how to learn music, basketball, how he got the gig with the SFJAZZ Collective and plenty of other adventures along the way. There's also educational spotlights, iconic recording, an R.I.P. segment, Happy Birthday segment, gig alerts, music news and more! This episode is sponsored by Sweetwater.

Duration:01:49:25

#131 Kevin Ricard: Percussionist for American Idol, The Tonight Show, Kenny Loggins & More!

7/3/2019
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This episode is sponsored by Sweetwater. Check out their deals and prizes for July which is "Drum Month". Damon and Marcos get to talk to Kevin about his beginnings in the Los Angeles area, hanging with other great L.A. based percussionists, tours he's been on, how he's been able to play in multiple genres, getting into T.V. and film as well as how he orchestrates playing all of the percussion parts and much more! There's also an educational spotlight, iconic recording, product review and...

Duration:02:22:40

#130 Nick D'Virgilio: Drummer, Specialist at Sweetwater & More!

6/26/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to talk to Nick D'Virgilio about his illustrious career as a pro touring drummer from prog rock bands to Phil Collins to Cirque du Soleil as well as helping to revolutionize the drum department at Sweetwater. He talks about that career balance as well as what it is like from the retail side of the musical giant. There's also an educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

Duration:01:30:36

#129 Luis Conte: Percussionist, Educator, Author and More!

6/19/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to interview Luis and talk to him about the adventure of leaving Cuba and arriving in the USA (via Spain). They talk about the many adventures he has had playing with legends from James Taylor to Madonna, playing film scores from Ocean's 12 to Coco recording his own albums, to teaching. There isn't much Luis hasn't done. There is also educational spotlights, iconic recordings and music news!

Duration:01:52:31

#128 Dafnis Prieto: Grammy Winning Drummer, Educator, Composer & More!

6/12/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to interview Dafnis and talk about his upbringing in Cuba, how he got to the USA, his influences, winning a Grammy, different adventures he's had and much more! There's also gig alerts, iconic recordings, music news and other segments.

Duration:02:01:33

#127 Jamie Eckert: Steel Pan/Percussionist, Percussion Faculty at Umass Dartmouth and More!

6/5/2019
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Damon gets to interview Jamie Eckert of Umass Dartmouth. They talk about his adventures in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, West Virginia and Massachusetts. They talk about the Cadets Drum Corps, Steel Pan playing and much more. Marcos joins and there is an educational spotlight, iconic recording, R.I.P., Happy Birthday, music news and much more!

Duration:01:35:00