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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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Dec 27, 2019

Damon sits down with Drew McKeon and they talk about some of the adventures he goes through with some pro-tips mixed in. They talk about some of his education as well as some influences among other things. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, educational spotlights, a product review, iconic recording, music news and more!

Dec 18, 2019

Damon gets to talk to the board of directors of the Professional Sports Music Association and learn more about the drumlines used in professional sports. All kinds of info on how to join, what they do, and more! Marcos joins and there are other segments like gig alerts, RIP, educational spotlight, product review, iconic recording, music news and more!

Dec 11, 2019

Damon gets to talk to Ron about growing up in Philly, why he ended up in L.A. instead of Alaska and tons of other adventures and shenanigans! Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, educational spotlights, a product review, iconic recording and music news among other segments!

Dec 4, 2019

Damon gets to interview Brendan Buckley. They talk about coffee, jiu jitsu, MMA, traveling, scheduling, the University of Miami, extroverted introverts balancing family and so much more! Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, educational spotlights, product reviews, mailtime, an iconic recording, social soundbyte, music news and more!

Nov 27, 2019

Damon talks with Markus about Hatian drums, percussion and also history. They talk about Kompa, Vodou and so much more. Marcos joins and there is also gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording music news and much more!

Nov 20, 2019

Damon and Marcos get to talk to Ludwig Afonso about growing up in Miami, moving to NYC and other adventures. He talks about going back to school, how being prepared has helped him, confusion with his name and even how he got some of the gigs he has been on. There is also a PASIC recap, educational spotlight, product reviews, iconic recording music news and more.

Nov 13, 2019

Damon gets to talk to Ari about the release of his new book, 'How to Make it in the New Music Business' (the #1 music business book in the world). They touch on what is in that book as well as tips and suggestions for stepping up the business side of the music industry for independent musicians. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, an educational spotlight, a product review, new music, a social soundbyte music news and more!

Nov 6, 2019

Damon and Marcos get to talk to Randy Schrager. They talk about his move from NY to Miami and back, being in a band as a member vs. a sideman, keeping connections and much more. There are also segments like gig alerts, iconic recording, educational spotlights, product reviews, music news and others. 

Oct 30, 2019

Damon and Marcos talk to Felipe about moving from Costa Rica to Puerto Rico to NYC. They also talk about his various percussion set ups, who his favorite vibraphone player is, how he got into producing, some recordings to check out and more. There are lots of segments, including, RIP, gig alerts, educational spotlight, product review, iconic recording and music news. 

Oct 23, 2019

Damon gets to talk to Mike about the various locations he's lived in, what goes into editing the largest drum magazine in print (Modern Drummer), how he got that job, pet peeves, the Mike and Mike podcast, drumming and educating tips and so much more! Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, educational spotlights, a product review, iconic recording, music news and more!

Oct 16, 2019

Damon gets to sit down with Wolf and talk about Philly, his process in the studio, adventures he's had, and they both geek out on drum machines, samples, and lots of other nonsense. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, and educational spotlight, correction section, social soundbyte, and music news. 

Oct 9, 2019

Marcos and special guest Camilo Molina talk to Anthony Carrillo about his beginnings in Puerto Rico, his apprenticeship with Puntilla and the Eddie Palmieri years as well as with his influences, friendships and future projects. Damon joins and there is an RIP for Ginger Baker, gig alerts, social soundbyte, iconic recording, music news and other segments.

Oct 2, 2019

Damon gets to interview Andy Akiho and they talk about his path from drum corps to traveling to Trinidad for his steel pan playing. Andy also talks about taking time off of school, and then returning to turn his sights on composing as well as performing. They talk about a bunch of other concepts and ideas. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, an educational spotlight, product reviews, social soundbyte, music news and other segments.

Sep 25, 2019

Damon gets to interview Kenny Grohowski. They talk about him growing up in Miami, learning from his grandfather Bobby Cruz, moving from Afro-Cuban music to Jazz and Classical then ending up where he is currently, playing a lot of metal (among other adventures in his life). They talk about advanced musical concepts, video games, coffee and much more! Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, product reviews, an iconic recording, social soundbyte, music news and more!

Sep 19, 2019

Damon and Marcos get to interview Robby and talk about his background in New Haven, writing a book with Lincoln Goines, his relationship with Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, how he ended up with Ruben Blades and so much more! There's also gig alerts, educational spotlights, product reviews, an iconic recording, social soundbyte, music news and more!

Sep 11, 2019

Damon and Marcos talk to Rolando Morales-Matos about Broadway. What his job entails, the stipulations and benefits, how to get hired, what he looks for in a sub, the skill sets he uses and so much more! There are also gig alerts, iconic recordings, music news and other segments.

Sep 4, 2019

Damon and Marcos get to interview Weedie and talk about his Africa retreat, upcoming performance with his group and lots of other topics. They get deep on the trials and tribulations of percussion players and how to overcome some of the pitfalls. NSFW! There's also an educational spotlight, product review, gig alerts, music news and more!

Aug 28, 2019

Damon gets to talk to Daniel about his family, his outreach and charity groups, playing with different artists, and much more! Marcos joins and there is also an educational spotlight, iconic recording, product review, music news and more!

Aug 21, 2019

Damon gets to interview Alex and talk about his solo travel adventures, some tips in executing them, as well as other past experiences he has had during his career in performing with and educating others. Marcos joins and there is an educational spotlight, iconic recording, listener letter, music news and more!

Aug 14, 2019

Damon gets to interview Makaya McCraven and talk about his adventures in life and touring as well as what a beat scientist is. They talk other concepts as well as filling in the gaps in their past. Marcos joins and there is an educational spotlight, gig alerts, an iconic recording, listener letters, a social soundbyte, music news and more!

Aug 7, 2019

Damon gets to interview Master Sergeant Tom Rarick and catch up on old times marching the Cadets, what his duties are with the Air Force and how he developed into the arranger for the Bluecoats. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, product reviews, listener letters, music news and more!

Jul 31, 2019

Damon and Marcos get to interview Bashiri Johnson and talk about growing up in NYC, the adventures of playing live with pop stars, entering film and TV, embracing electronics, his home studio and more! There are also special guests who drop by to talk about educational spotlights, iconic recordings, music news and much more!

This episode is sponsored by Sweetwater. 

Jul 24, 2019

Damon gets to interview Zach and get inside his mind. They talk about his past as well as various projects he's been involved with. There's some tech talk, as well as what he is currently working on (including a secret passion of his). Marcos joins and there are educational spotlights, iconic recordings, RIP segment, product reviews, music news and more! This episode is sponsored by Sweetwater.

Jul 17, 2019

Damon gets to interview Sergeant First Class Julie Angelis-Boehler and talk to her about growing up in Massachusetts, playing in drum corps as well as other adventures in percussion playing. She talks about her duties in the Army band as well as other performance opportunities she gets to do and what's next. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Jul 10, 2019

Damon and Marcos get to talk to Obed about coming from Miami to NYC, how to learn music, basketball, how he got the gig with the SFJAZZ Collective and plenty of other adventures along the way. There's also educational spotlights, iconic recording, an R.I.P. segment, Happy Birthday segment, gig alerts, music news and more!

This episode is sponsored by Sweetwater. 

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