What an honor to be joined by the fantastically celebrated studio and session drummer, Jim Keltner, on Drumsmack TV Episode 111! Two weeks ago we bumped into Jim at the Guitar Center Drum Off at Club Nokia, where we saw the 5 contestants that joined us on Episode 109. Jim was being inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk. Then, of course, was NAMM 2016, after which Jim joined us live in the studio. What a January!
No drumming news tonight, because the news was that Jim Keltner was live in studio with us, but we did play a great introductory clip of Jim, for those of you who may not be intimately familiar with his legendary career.
Then, Jim made a PSA to all video editors out there, talking about making the snare look like it’s hitting the drum when it sounds like it’s hitting the drum… then he filled us in on actually accepting the RockWalk induction, along with his comments on the contestants at the Guitar Center Drum Off.
Before the show Jim made a quip about being asked the same questions over and over again in interviews, which worked for us as we typically avoid your “standard” questions and go right for the juicy stuff that drummers really want to know about: click tracks, The Traveling Wilburys, performance techniques, feel… you’ll just have to watch below to know what we asked.
This show will go down in the books!
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