285 – Mike Hansen: Recording the New Hurricane Album, “Cross-blending” with Acoustic and Electronic Drums, Covering Ted McKenna’s Drum Parts on a Rory Gallagher Tour
Originally from Chicago and spending over 35 years and in the Los Angeles music scene, Mike Hansen had the opportunity to work with many great artists such as the band Hurricane, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Doug Pinnick of kings X fame, The Pointer Sisters, Albert Lea, the band tribe after tribe and many others.
He’s been spending this last year living in Chicago taking care of his parents and tending to his fathers needs who’s been suffering from cancer. His father was an important figure in Mike’s musical development as his father was a professional guitar player and exposed Mike to many great musicians and opportunities throughout his life.
In this episode, Mike talks about:
- Working “non-music” gigs
- The influence of his father
- Using the Roland TM-6 drum module to mix with his acoustic kit live and when recording
- Recording the new Hurricane record
- Covering Ted McKenna’s drum parts on a Rory Gallagher tour
- Working with Dug Pinnick
- Touring in the mid-80’s
This episode is sponsored by Beier drums
Mike endorses: Aquarian drum heads, Sawtooth Drums, Soundbrenner, Kickport, Beier Drums, JBL, Cymbal Sox, Techra drumsticks, ChromaCast and Chicago Drum company