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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

#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 Sargent 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

#126 Michael Compitello: Percussionist with the Collective, KU Percussion Faculty & More!

5/28/2019
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Damon gets to interview Michael Compitello and talk about the Percussion Collective and what it is. They also talk about Logistics, Gear, Summer Music Opportunities and more. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Duration:01:33:53

#125 Warren Wolf: Vibraphonist for the SF Jazz Collective, Lincoln Center & More!

5/22/2019
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Damon gets to interview Warren and talk about him playing Vibraphone, drums and piano, as well as, his upbringing in Baltimore. They talk about him moving to Boston and other adventures along the way. Marcos joins and there is an educational spotlight, two iconic recordings, gig alerts, music news and more!

Duration:01:22:49

#124 Joey De Leon: Percussionist, Podcaster, Educator and More!

5/15/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to talk to Joey De Leon about him hosting the We Are Rhythm Podcast (by Latin Percussion), his musical influences in his family, staying healthy on the road, and lots of other adventures along the way! Theres also gig alerts, an educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

Duration:02:43:15

#123 Tom Aungst: Composer & Educator for The Cadets, Dartmouth Public Schools & More!

5/8/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to interview Tom Aungst. They talk about the approach to teaching multiple age groups, four decades of drum corps, writing in the digital age, using electronics, balancing family and much more! There's also educational spotlights, product reviews and music news!

Duration:01:28:13

#122 Wilson "Chembo" Corniel: Latin Jazz Conga Master, Educator & More!

5/1/2019
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Marcos gets to interview "Chembo" and talk to him about growing up in NYC and a lot of the adventures he has had from studying with the greats to playing along side them. They talk about hanging out at Skin on Skin as well as studying at the boys harbor school. From playing in during the Golden Age of Salsa to creating a lane in the world of Latin Jazz. Damon joins and there is an iconic recording some educational spotlights, gig alerts music news and more!

Duration:01:32:54

#121 Neil Larrivee: Vice President at Vic Firth & Zildjian/Staff at The Cadets Drum Corps

4/24/2019
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Damon and Marcos talk to Neil Larrivee about his upbringing, some of the places he's taught, his career changes over the years, working directly with Vic Firth (in his house), the future of products, how green the companies are and more! There is also an R.I.P. for Dave Samuels, an iconic recording, gig alerts, educational spotlight and music news.

Duration:01:31:53

#120 Ben O'Brien Smith-Co-Host of the Sounds Like a Drum Video Series, Marketing & Media Guru & More!

4/17/2019
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Damon and Marcos talk with Ben about the Sounds Like a Drum YouTube Channel, Social media tips and tricks, his company Cadence Independent Media, and more. They talk about marketing yourself, video and photo tips as well as why that is important, and how that pertains to drums and percussion. They talk about balance and scheduling multiple careers and tasks as well as other great info. There's also an educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

Duration:01:47:57

#119 DnP Round Table 3: Feat. Javier Raez, Marcos Lopez, Marcos Torres & Damon Grant

4/10/2019
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Damon and Marcos (Torres) talk with Javier Raez of Congahead (dot com) and Marcos Lopez about stepping up your video content game for Instagram, YouTube and more. There are also tons of travel tips for various mediums of travel with secrets and hints to make life easier. Other foolishness ensues, but that was to be expected.

Duration:01:14:57

#118 Diego Alvarez: Percussionist and Cajon Master

4/3/2019
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Damon gets to interview cajon master Diego Alvarez in L.A. They talk about his travels from Venezuela to Spain and eventually Los Angeles. They talk about him searching out other cajon masters to study with, some of the history of the cajon, and other adventures along the way including managing a great music career with a supportive family. Marcos joins and there's jazz appreciation, music news and a few other segments.

Duration:01:27:07

#117 Andy Moffatt: Drummer for the Eagles Drumline (NFL)

3/27/2019
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Damon and Marcos interview Andy Moffatt and talk to him about running the Football Eagles Drumline. What their schedule is like, winning the Super Bowl, traveling to England and much more. There's also talk about sports drumlines in general, as well as the long history with drums in Andy's family. Before the interview, there is new music alerts, Women's History Month shout-outs, music news and more!

Duration:01:21:27

#116 Eddie Montalvo: Conguero for Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades Y Seis Del Solar and More!

3/20/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to interview the great Eddie Montalvo and talk about the many musical adventures in his life as well as what is to come next. There's also educational spotlights, a 94th happy birthday shout-out to Roy Haynes, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Duration:02:49:29

#115 Giovanni Hidalgo: Master Percussionist (aka G.O.A.T.)

3/13/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to sit down with Giovanni Hidalgo, the G.O.A.T., along with Marcos Lopez and Javier Raez (of Congahead). They talk through a lot of Giovanni's history and upbringing as well as what is to come next for him. There's also an R.I.P. to Hal Blaine, educational spotlights, and iconic recording, music news, and more!

Duration:02:27:27

#114 Brad Dutz: Multi-Percussionist & Faculty at Cal State Long Beach!

3/6/2019
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Damon and Marcos get to talk to Brad Dutz and talk about his upbringing, as well as the many adventures from playing with pop artists to film scores, TV sound tracks, leading his own groups and so much more. There's also educational spotlights, festival alerts, music news and more!

Duration:01:56:23