316 – Steve from Junk Drummer TV: Making Hundreds of Drum Reaction/Analysis Videos
After years of steady touring and teaching, Steve set about cultivating a Youtube audience. In hundreds of videos, Steve analyzes drummers and drum parts from every imaginable genre and era, deconstructing the techniques and musical concepts that make them great. At 36,000 followers and over 6 million views, his channel’s popularity as a Youtube resource is on the rise and not looking back.
In this episode, Steve talks about:
- Why he started Junk Drummer TV and how it differs from other “react” videos
- His pre-pandemic touring and teaching life
- Building his playing and videos around what he really likes and cares about
- How various types of Southern music and culture shaped him as a musician
- The legacy of his hero, Levon Helm
This episode is sponsored by Sonitus.