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I've known about Daniel Glass for years. He's the "history of drums" guy (he's actually way more than that but that's how I first thought of him). Now, I don't know if you're aware but I help out with a little drumming podcast called The Drummer's Resource with my friend Nick Ruffini. If you know the podcast, Nick's interviewed nearly 500 drummer's and musicians including Daniel. So, when Nick asked if I'd wanted to help with The Daniel Glass Show, it was a no-brainer. We've been working together for a year and some change and I couldn't be happier to have him on The Pocket.
Daniel Glass is an American drummer, author, historian and educator. He is recognized in the drum industry as an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American Popular Music and a member of the pioneering swing group Royal Crown Revue. Glass has recorded and performed all over the world with many artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Gene Simmons of KISS and so many others. He was twice voted one of the top five R&B drummers in the world by readers of Modern Drummer and Drum! magazine. As an educator, Glass has published several books and DVDs, including, The Century Project DVD this all just scratches the surface.
Plus, he's the first lefty to be on the show...ahh milestones.
Being a professional drummer is an unusual choice and therefore we must make unusual decisions.
In this episode Daniel Glass talks about: