002 – Nick Buda: Recording for Taylor Swift, Advice from Vinnie Colaiuta, Escaping Apartheid South Africa as a Kid
Nick Buda is the featured artist on the second Working Drummer podcast. Before moving to the United States, Nick grew up in South Africa. Nick tells about his move to the U.S. as a young teen and, what led him to a career playing drums. While Nick was in high school, he had a chance meeting with Vinnie Colaiuta, who advised him to attend Berkeley to study.
His early career was spent touring extensively with a host of artists including Colonel Bruce Hampton. Later shifting his energies, Nick decided to become a full time session drummer. He talks about the transition and the lessons learned along the way, including recording with Taylor Swift and being true to yourself as a player. Click here to see photos of Nick in action and more.