104 – Black Drummers Of Nashville Round Table: Building Relationships Upon the Common Ground of Music, Creating a Support System
In this episode we have the opportunity to share the unique perspective of a group of talented black musicians who make their living in Nashville, Tennessee. They share stories of resilience and realism in an unpredictable work environment.
Our guests include Keio Stroud, Derek Phillips, Jeremy Roberson, Marcus Finnie and Hubert Payne. Their respective artist gigs include Big and Rich, Chase Rice, Hank Williams Jr., Kirk Whalum, Little Big Town as well as other live and studio work that keeps these drummers busy.
In this podcast, this round table discusses:
Building relationships upon the common ground of music
Being the only black person at an arena gig
Influencing the culture on and off the kit
Learning how to develop thick skin
Being mistaken as the band’s security
The influence of urban music in country music
“Don’t step on the money” – AKA the melody – Keb Mo
Hands = knowledge / Ears = wisdom
Driving the band
Creating a support system
This episode is sponsored by Sonor drums