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Discussions in Percussion

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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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 31, 2018

Damon talks to Nick Angelis about starting drums at age 5, playing in drum corps, learning from the masters of rudimental drumming, Blast! going to Umass Amherst, Brass Theater, getting a masters degree, teaching at the University of Cincinnati and more! Marcos joins to talk about various gig alerts, new songs out, social soundbytes, product reviews, and iconic recording and music news.

Oct 24, 2018

Damon and Marcos interview Chris Robley of CD Baby and he answers questions from listeners about understanding streaming, royalties, monetization, sync licensing and so much more! They dig into some of the new ways the business of music is being conducted in this new era. There's also festival alerts, educational spotlight, and iconic recording and music news!

Oct 17, 2018

Damon and Marcos talk with Taku Hirano while he's on tour with Fleetwood Mac. They talk about his upbringing in California and start with classical percussion, then going to Berklee, and expanding his horizon with learning percussion from Cuba/the Caribbean, the Middle East, Japan and more. He's one of the most in demand percussionists on the scene today, and he talks about what goes into making that happen as well as other fun tidbits. There's also some gear talk, music news, festival alerts and other segments.

Oct 10, 2018

Damon and Marcos talk to Jessie Caraballo about growing up in New England then moving to Florida. They talk about starting on drums, moving to timbales and then combining the two and so much more! There's also an iconic recording, festival alerts and educational spotlight and music news!

Oct 3, 2018

Damon and Marcos talk to Carter about his new book, the Four Hands Drumming website, why he quit drumming and the comeback. There's some gear talk and much more! There's some new albums out, festival alerts, an iconic recording and RIP to Jerry Gonzalez, along with music news.

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