006 – Keio Stroud: Juggling a Thousand Gigs, Drumming on a Grammy Nominated Record, Spray Painting Your Tour Kit
Keio Stroud is the featured drummer for the 6th podcast. 2014 was very busy for Keio, touring with Rodney Crowell and Big & Rich. Openings in his 2014 schedule were quickly filled with other gigs as a sub that included Jake Owen, Chad Warrix and Stoney LaRue. Keio grew up in a family of musicians and spent his formative years performing as the second drummer (double drums) in his dad’s band. Keio’s interest in drumming emerged from his desire to be involved in anything that had to do with drums. Though he questioned his abilities as a young player, Keio was strongly encouraged by many to pursue performance. Even blues artist Keb’ Mo’ recognized Keio’s talents and included him in his 2014 Grammy nominated album, “BLUESAmericana” playing tracks along with Steve Jordan. Keio’s interview was recorded December 17th, 2014. See photos here.