Todd Deatherage


Band to Join, Drums, Other Percussion, Other.


Playing hand percussion in many styles of music is a challenge, and that I have a talent for it is amazing to me. I love playing North African, Middle Eastern, Eastern European and Flamenco music. I have a natural talent for musical phrasing, harmony and rhythm; and for playing with melody and dancers. Of this, I make great use in communicating the themes, tension and resolution, and emotions that for which humans have been expressing in music and dance for thousands of years. Drumming for a dancer, as well as in an ensemble, is a conversation. Not much is communicated if one or more of the parties is not listening. I love to listen more than I talk, but not maybe more than I write.

Screen name:
Todd Deatherage
Member since:
Oct 24 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Middle Easter/Mediterrenean/Turkish, Flamenco, Eastern European and Turkish Romani, Touareg, Klezmer, Jazz, World, Ukranian/Steppe

If I listed them all, I'd eat up all the bandwidth on this site.


Instrument(s): Darbuka, riqq, frame drums, cajon, djembe, zills, castanets and other percussion toys.