224 – Rick Brothers: Drumming Life After Nashville, Drumming for Former Bad Company Singer Brian Howe, Lessons Learned After 15 years in a Music Business Town
Rick Brothers has performed with over 40 artists at events such as the GRAMMYs, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, the AMAs and the Super Bowl XXXIX pregame show. During his decade and a half in Nashville Tennessee, Rick worked with various national artists including Ty Herndon, Jo-El Sonnier, Sarah Johns, Doug Stone, Gretchen Wilson, Colt Ford and most recently Bad Company’s former lead singer Brian Howe.
During his five year tenure with Colt Ford, Rick recorded drums on four of Ford’s albums. He also recorded with a number of artists and producers including music legends such as Dan Huff (Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift) and Jonathan Cain of Journey.
In this episode, Rick talks about:
- Making the move to Florida after a decade and a half in Nashville
- Drumming for Brian Howe, the former singer for Bad Company
- Responsibilities of a band leader
- The self confidence that’s needed to survive in the music business
- Using a Zendrum on gigs
Rick endorses: CRUSH Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Peavey Power amps, Aquarian Drumheads, Qwik Stix Stick holders and accessories, Gibraltar Hardware, and Groove Juice Cleaner