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Drumdoctor G.


Asheville, NC
Hometown: Milwaukee

Member since:

April 7, 2009

How familiar are you with drumming (starting, advancing, pretty good)?

My first experience was back in 1992, at a little Rainbow gathering in SW wisconsin. I had to have more of that. I began making my own drums in 1996, and I still want more. So, here we all are. Let's create a great ryhthm for our present and future.

Do you have a drum to play that works well for you?

Gosh. It seems like every time I pick one for myself, someone comes along that must have just that one. I do have one that seemed to choose me. Not suprisingly, I have never had anyone ask for it. I tend to think that a drum does choose it's player.

What type of drumming do you like to do? (Djembe, traditional African, Native American, shamanic, bonfire, Middle Eastern, etc.)?

America is creating it's own style of drumming. It's a new culture that did not exist here before. It is something that the children will grow up with because we created it here. I love the improv of an unstructured circle. It's new every time.

Have you ever taken drum lessons & are you interested in lessons and workshops?

My thanks go out to Cherylann Kelly, Ubaka Hill, and the dudes from Rhythm Quest in Florida. I learned a lot for you all. Thanks to all the drummers at Lothlorian, Starwood, PSG, and all the bonfires for being there to create the sound with. Cheers.

Have you ever attended a kirtan event, and if so, how did you become interested in kirtan?

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When a group of drummers is in the groove around a fire, and folks are dancing to the music we make, it's pure magic. I'm all about having those moments being frequent and high caliber. Sure, I do make drums, but it's about gathering the people.

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