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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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Jul 8, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Joshua about what his role is at the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) as the executive director, how to get involved as a member or otherwise, what to expect from PASIC this year and also for next year (the 60th anniversary). There is also a happy birthday shout-out, RIP, gig alerts, music news and much more.

Jul 1, 2020

Damon gets to interview Kaoru and talk about growing up in a musical family, studying flute, tracing his roots to Japan, studying Taiko drumming, touring with Kodo, teaching, writing and more. There are other segments like gig alerts, educational spotlights, product reviews, an iconic recording, music news and others.

Jun 24, 2020

Damon gets to interview Bruno and talk about his travels from Argentina to Brazil, the music and culture from those countries, coming to the USA to attend Berklee and then NYC, running marathons and much more. There are other segments like Happy Birthday, Gig Alerts, Product Reviews, Music News and more!

Jun 17, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Tommy about growing up in Ohio, his adventures in music, and his other pandemic proof career. There are other segments like gig alerts, product reviews, an iconic recording, music news and more.

Jun 10, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Emily about her home recording business, the courses she offers, the "A Percussionist's Guide to" series, food and so much more. There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, Educational Spotlights, an Iconic Recording, Music News and more.

Jun 3, 2020

Damon gets to interview Lea and talk about collecting various percussion instruments, touring adventures, percussionists in the community and so much more. There are other segments like Happy Birthday, educational spotlights, product reviews, iconic recordings, and music news.

May 27, 2020

Damon and guest host (also, friend of the show) Kassandra Kocoshis get to interview Arthur Lipner. He talks about playing vibraphone, marimba, steel pans and much more. He has several publications out including the Vibes Real Book and is getting set to release a documentary on playing mallet percussion. There are segments like happy birthday, RIP, product reviews, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news among others.

May 20, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Steve about his upbringing, his family, teaching at universities and masterclasses, playing for the Army and much more. There are other segments, including: Birthdays, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and more.

May 13, 2020

Damon gets to interview Terence and they talk about recording sessions and other adventures as well as family, friendship, other passions, creativity and much more! Marcos joins and there is an RIP, gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and other segments.

May 6, 2020

Damon and Marcos get to talk to Oskar about setting up your home studio, studying at the Drummer's Collective, packing up from Finland, moving to NYC, and other adventures. There are other segments like: RIP, educational spotlights, a social soundbyte, iconic recording, music news and more!

Apr 29, 2020

Damon and Marcos get to talk to Stephen about growing up so close to NYC, adventures in touring, Moving to Memphis, being a multi-instrumentalist and much more! There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, RIP, educational spotlights, music news and others!

Apr 22, 2020

Damon and Marcos get to talk to Danny Cummings about his start and adventures in touring, as well as, the music he gravitated to in England. He gives some great advice and Pro-Tips in both recording and live situations. There are other segments, including: RIP, Happy Birthday, educational spotlights, product reviews, an iconic recording, music news and much more!

Apr 16, 2020

Damon and Marcos talk to Bryan about growing up the son of a band director, growing up in the church, going to Juilliard, putting out content on multiple mediums, being part of the LGBTQ community and more. There are also segments like RIP, happy birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights, product reviews, social soundbyte, an iconic recording, music news and others!

Apr 8, 2020

Damon and Marcos talk with the legend Little Johnny Rivero. Johnny talks about his new albums, old albums, being born in NYC, growing up in Puerto Rico, coming back to NYC, playing with Sonora Ponceña, Eddie Palmieri and other adventures along the way. There are also an RIP segment, (online/streaming) gig alerts, an educational spotlight, product review, iconic recording, music news and much more!

Apr 1, 2020

Damon and Marcos talk to Jordan about his upbringing, recording, Corona Collabs, how he battled through hearing loss, different gigs and adventures and other topics. There are some alternative gig alerts, happy birthday, R.I.P., educational spotlights, product reviews, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Mar 25, 2020

Damon and Marcos talk to Keith about the Interlochen Center for the Arts, his path in music, love for teaching, endorsements and more. There are different segments including educational spotlights, an iconic recording, lots of news like: setting up your home teaching studio, getting help (financial or otherwise)for lost work because of the Coronavirus and much more!

Mar 18, 2020

Damon sits down with Yayo at his home and they discuss being a touring musician in these turbulent times, as well as his path from Chile, to Cuba, to NYC and more. Marcos joins and there are plenty of segments, including how to survive this pandemic as a self-employed musician and where to get help if you need it (financial or otherwise)! Stay safe out there!!!

Mar 11, 2020

Damon and Marcos talk to George Sluppick about many of his adventures, playing with legends, life lessons, various percussion instruments, playing pocket, and lots of other shenanigans ensue. There are segments like: product reviews, social soundbyte, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Mar 5, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Charles about practice, swing, time, being good enough, LA vs NYC and much more. Marcos joins and there are gig alerts, educational spotlights, a product review and iconic recording as well as music news!

Feb 27, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Rich on his tour bus about his many careers, longevity in staying employed, lots of Pro-Tips, and how he's moved through life in a positive fashion. Marcos joins and there are other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlights, a product review, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Feb 19, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Scott about practice, music in his current rotation, food, farms, sound sources, Bernard Purdie, the book he's writing, and so much more. Marcos joins and there are segments like gig alerts, educational spotlights, music news and other shenanigans.

Feb 12, 2020

Damon and Marcos get to talk to Lilliana. They talk about identity, being a woman in music, type of cars for percussion players, singing and playing, growing up with a musical family and much more! There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, Iconic Recording, Educational Spotlight, Social Soundbyte, Music News and more!

Feb 5, 2020

Damon and Marcos get to talk to Paul and learn the history of the storied company. A lot of hearsay and rumors are cleared up when learning about the timeline of events. Paul also talks about coming up with new sounds and innovation within the company. There are also segments like gig alerts, educational spotlights, product reviews, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Jan 29, 2020

Damon and Marcos talk with Demian about moving from Venezuela, his love for rock music, how he has gotten some dream gigs as well as his love for education and much more. There is also an RIP segment, Grammy recap, educational spotlights, music news and other segments.

Jan 22, 2020

Damon gets to interview Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez at NAMM in Anaheim California and talk through some of the highlights of his career, developing his limb independence, what is next and so much more. Marcos joins and there are product reviews, a NAMM recap as well as music news.

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