Carter McLean is one remarkable guy. Forget the fact that Carter is an exceptional drummer for one second to consider how he has been able to juggle professionally photography, competitive Rock climbing, and Skiing during different phases of his life's journey. Today Carter plays drums full-time, working with an array of exceptional artists while also holding down drums for NYC's Lion King on Broadway. Carter McLean shares not only how he started, but the philosophy behind developing skills and being led by your inspiration. Our team at 180 is impressed by not only Carter's resume, but his down-to-earth attitude and desire to help others learn while following what fuels him at whatever stage of life he's at.
In this Episode Caleb Crosby, drummer & member of Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown gives us the scoop on his experience touring Europe opening for ACDC, being a member of a full-time rock and roll band, meeting Tyler Bryant, and why he and the Shakedown avoid using a click/metronome for their live performances. It's an action-packed episode with some amazing stories, including how the rhythm section of the Shakedown got called to play for Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) in-front of one of the biggest crowds of their career.
Randy Cooke is a Canadian born-LA based session drummer who’s backed up Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Kelly Clarkson, Smashmouth, Hilary Duff, and more. In this episode, Randy Cooke is sharing on the non-monetary details he considers before taking a gig, how important it is to navigate different personalities as a session drummer and how he handles nervousness. "I always want people to know that it’s not a financially motivating decision." - Randy Cooke
Mike Dawson is managing editor for Modern Drummer, the world’s most widely read magazine for drummers, and he serves as book editor for Modern Drummer Publications, with most recent releases including FUNdamentals of Drumming for Kids by modern country great Rich Redmond and co-author Michael Aubrecht, Stick Technique by rudimental drumming specialist Bill Bachman, and Exercises in African-American Funk by University of Miami professor Steve Rucker and top touring drummer Jonathan Joseph (Jeff Beck, Joss Stone, Richard Bona). In the pages of MD, Dawson has authored dozens of artist features, educational columns, event reports, and product reviews.
An active performer, teacher, and session drummer in the New York City area, Dawson has a bachelor’s degree in music education from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s Senior Lecturer in music journalism at the University of the Arts. Mike also produces drum tracks for artists all around the world out of his home studio in New Jersey.