005 – Mark Beckett: Growing up in the Studio with Dad Barry Beckett, Sharing the Job as House Drummer for the Grand ole Opry, First Drumset from Eddie Bayers
Mark Beckett is an accomplished session and live drummer in Nashville. When not in the studio, Mark’s live gigs include touring with Olivia Newton-John as well as sharing the job of “house drummer” at the Grand Ole Opry opposite Nashville drumming legend Eddie Bayers. Eddie played an important role throughout Mark’s life as a mentor and teacher. Son of Barry Beckett, renowned session keyboardist and record producer, Mark was exposed to music and the music business at a young age. This experience became uniquely beneficial to Mark in learning practical performance and recording techniques. Mark’s Interview was recorded December 17th, 2015. See photos here.