rick549002
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I have been playing since about 8 y.o., School bands etc. Started playing in "gigging" bands since early teens. In the 70's, it was all Heavy/Prog Rock .In '79 to '84 it was Power Pop & New Wave music. A BIG change for me, I learned the importance of restraint & "minimal" playing, Popcraft, and "playing to the song". Late 80's I was educated in the Blues, have loved it ever since! Our Blues band played together, off & on, from '89 till last year..Lots of fun gigs and met lots of great musicians. Also from about '93 to '97, played in a couple of "Alternative Rock" bands. Since about '99 on, it been all Blues & Country, although I AM currently in a "semi-active" Black Sabbath Cover Band...

Screen name:
rick549002
Member since:
Sep 10 2013
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Don Brewer, Mitch Mitchell, Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Ian Paice, Bill Bruford, Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, Buddy Miles, Steve Smith, Steve Gadd, Phil Collins....and of course, Billy Cobham, Lenny White, Dennis Chambers, Gavin Harrison, Rod Morganstein, Buddy Rich (the BEST!..)...ETC....

EQUIPMENT

I have a beautiful vintage set of Ludwigs, 4 piece kit, gold sparkle, that I use mostly for Blues situations. I have a 6 piece Tama StarClassic Maple kit that I use in any "Classic Rock/Country/Prog/Jazzy situations. Also I have an awesome DW kit that I use for any Hard Rock/Hard Blues/Heavy Metal situation.