Rich Redmond’s “CRASH COURSE FOR SUCCESS”- Drummer’s Weekend
Student drummers from around the U.S. experienced a one of a kind drumming event on November 1-3, 2013 in Nashville, Tn.
This weekend of education, inspiration, and entertainment featured 24 hours of hands on training with multi platinum country star Jason Aldean’s recording/touring drummer Rich Redmond. Rich hosted guest clinicians TROY LUCCKETTA (TESLA) and JIM RILEY (RASCAL FLATTS). A guest studio drummer panel featured NICK BUDA (Taylor Swift), KEN COOMER (Wilco), TONY MORRA (Downtown Batterie), TOMMY HARDEN (Reba, Sessions) interacted with the students and answered questions. JIM HANDLEY presented a tuning clinic. Producer MICHAEL KNOX (Jason Aldean, Rachel Farley, Bush Hawg) made himself available for a powerful Q+A session focusing on the creative process and what producers are looking for in drummers. Nashville's 3 KINGS rhythm section (Jason Aldean, Thompson Square) also discussed concepts related to performing in a rhythm section and building a career. Students sat in with an all star rhythm section featuring bassist Pete Iannacone (Josh Stone) and guitarist John Foster (The Consolers). Rich’s teaching focused on his CRASH philosophy for success in the music business as well as subjects like: The Nashville Number System, song charting, overdubbing percussion, creating click tracks, getting and keeping gigs, money beats, mental/business techniques to create the music career of your dreams.
Students were treated to daily-catered meals and evening “hangs” with the clinicians. Also, plenty of door prizes and giveaways were provided by:
DW, SABIAN, PROMARK, REMO, ROLAND, KICKPORT, GON BOPS, AUDIO TECHNICA, CYMPAD, GATOR, PITCH SLAP, BOOTY SHAKERS, BLACK WIDOW, HANSENFUTZ, PROLOGIX, DRUMTACS, THE CARMICHAEL THRONE, AUARALEX, ADAM ARGULLIN, DIRECT SOUND EXTREME ISOLATION, EAR FILTERS, THE KELLY SHU, GREAT LEATHER, RED MONKEY and many others.
Students performed music with recording artists JOHN EDDIE and ADAM FEARS at a closing ceremony concert at Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville. All proceeds collected from admission benefited the W.O. Smith School Of Music in Nashville.