205 – BaldMan Percussion: Drummers Mike McKee & Danny Young, Creating The Junk Hat, Promoting with Integrity
Danny Young (bald) and Mike McKee (bald) met a few years back while touring together and very quickly bonded over their mutual love for all things drums/percussion. Since then, they started a very nerdy friendship of developing and creating new instruments to use on their respective gigs: Mike with Delta Rae and Danny with Dan Tyminski.
In 2018, the two officially joined forces and created “BaldMan Percussion”. The baldmen are continually developing new and unique instruments to help take the drum and percussion world to the a new sonic space! Their first release, The Junk Hat™, is now making it’s way across the world and they are currently in the test stages of their next product!
Mike McKee of Raleigh, North Carolina is the drummer/percussionist for the band Delta Rae. He has traveled the world with Delta Rae since 2009, and has performed on Conan O’ Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with Seth Meyers.
When not traveling with Delta Rae, Mike teaches private drum lessons, records for various artists, and conducts team building programs with Drum Team Collective™.
Mike endorses Ludwig Drums, Remo Drumheads, and Vic Firth Drumsticks.
Danny Young has been playing drums for 18 years in every sort of band, ensemble, and setting imaginable. He is currently based in Nashville, TN where he plays drums, sings and music directs for Eastland, Lucie Silvas, and 14-time Grammy award winner, Dan Tyminski. Danny can also bet seen playing with Thompson Square, Brandy Clark and Lindsay Ell.
In addition to touring, Danny is also heavily involved in the studio, both playing drums and singing. He has worked for a wide range of clients including singer-songwriters, pop, rock and country artists, several Cruise lines, theme parks, music publishers and more.
Danny endorses Treehouse Drums, Snareweight, Vic Firth and Humes & Berg
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In this episode, Danny and Mike talk about:
- Representing at NAMM
- Current news with podcast alumni Danny Young
- Modernizing the approach to recording in the publishing world
- Mike drumming for the band Delta Rae
- Mike’s project “Drum Team Collective”
- Describing The Junk Hat and it’s many uses
- Promoting yourself all while maintaining authenticity