181 – Quinton Robinson: JammCard, The Virtues and Stigmas of Gospel, The ABC’s of Ableton
Quinton Robinson moved to Atlanta from Miami in 2010, and has established himself as a busy touring and session drummer for acts including Kenny Lattimore, Avery Sunshine, Algebra Blessett, and the newly released New-York-based musical “Born For This.” Jonathan Joseph served as his primary mentor on the drums, and Q has also made himself valuable as an expert Ableton practitioner and STEM producer. In addition to many roles as drummer, Quinton is also the musical director for Anthony David.
In this podcast, Q talks about:
The advent of JammCard in LA, Atlanta, and Nashville
The mentorship of Jonathan Joseph and Will Kennedy
Making the jump from his gospel upbringing to the broader music world
The mixed reputation of the term “gospel drummer”
How church drumming makes you “road ready”
Why at least some Ableton literacy is almost necessary
How programming can be used as an enhancement or a crutch.
Quinton Robinson endorses Pearl drums, Vater sticks, Sabian cymbals, Humes & Berg cases, Reunion Blues gigbags, Audix microphones, Empire ears, Pighog cables, Ableton, Kickport, Drumdots, and Big Fat Snare Drum.