RickAcker
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ABOUT

I am a dedicated musician with over 20 years of playing experience. Well schooled in various styles, including: rock, soul, country, alt-country, odd-meter, funk, etc.

I made my living as a drummer in my 20s; gigging, touring, recording, and teaching.

I prefer to play with musicians who appreciate dynamics. I love groove-oriented, pocket playing. In most situations, a drummer should be felt not heard. These days, my ear is leaning toward singer-songwriter, alt-country, folk/americana, funky/bluesy music. As long as the music is fun and interesting!

Screen name:
RickAcker
Member since:
Sep 29 2014
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Drummers:

Levon Helm (The Band),
Glen Kotche (Wilco),
Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie),
Dino Campanella (Dredg)
Dominic Howard (MUSE)
Peter Moffett (Burning Airlines)
Jeff Porcaro (Toto, Steely Dan, Boz Skaggs),
David Garibaldi (Tower of Power),
Peter Selway (Radiohead),
Steve Jordan (Various - especially work with John Mayer Trio),
all the great groove drummers from the 70s (Steve Gadd, Rick Marotta, Phil Collins, etc)

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute Series and Oak Custom Series drums
Pearl Masters Snare Drums(s)
Sabian AAX, Hand Hammered Series, various vintage Zildjian Hats
Shure SE315 in-ear monitors
Reason by Propellerhead beatmaking software

MUSIC