- Owner-operator2016 to 2018 Nashville, TennesseeAs we have chickens in our backyard, we thematically named the studio after them after my friend Christopher suggested Chicken Little’s Coop as a name and then my friend Robben suggested that we call it Coop De Ville.
I have my own studio where I do drum tracks for people. It’s a great sounding room, so if you need some tracks, hit me up. My slogan is “Laying Fresh Tracks."
- Sorry for the shameless promotion here. When I get my music page up here, I'll put the promo there!
I love playing great music and contributing to the song, whatever the style of the song. I'd rather groove than anything else, but I can play those fancy fills and drum solos if you'd like. In the words of Garth from Wayne's World, "I like to play."
My Musical Past:
As a kid, I just wanted to be in a band like Led Zepplin. But, I've been very lucky to have recorded and performed with some great artists along the way. These include in a completely random order:
Robben Ford • Christopher Cross • Tim McGraw • Faith Hill • Trey Anastasio • Little River Band • Larry Carlton • Sting • Stevie Wonder • Alicia Keys • Beyonce • Joe Perry • Steven Tyler • John Legend • Jamie Fox • Melissa Etheridge • Jermaine Jackson • Mariah Carey • Public Enemy • Shakira • Busta Rhymes • Emmylou Harris • Mary J. Blige Anita Baker • Paul Shaffer • Joe Dee Messina • Joe Nichols • Dierks Bentley • Jimmy Wayne • Billy Dean • Chuck D. and Fine Arts Militia • Lorrie Morgan • Pam Tillis • Ashley Cleveland • Terri Clark • Chuck D. and Confrontation Camp • Bootsy Collins • MC Lyte • KRS-One Vernon Reid • Delbert McClinton • Big Daddy Kane • Diana Degarmo • The Pointer Sisters • Dennis Edwards (The Temptations) • Melba Moore • Randy Brecker • Michael Brecker • Victoria Banks • Britt Savage and Twang Deluxe • Linda Davis • Rick Huckaby • Dan Colehour • Clara Oman • Mary McBride • and his own venture - The Big Greasy.
On another note, I also did some Broadway Shows in NYC. I have made whip crack sounds for John Lithgow in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." I have played quite possibly the largest set up in the world of drums and percussion in the show BKLYN. I acted the part of a drummer that couldn't speak in the show "Once Around the Sun.” I also played in a big bang on stage for 3 months in a show of “Rat Pack, Live at the Sands."
My Musical Present:
While touring with world renown guitarist Robben Ford, I'm also doing sessions here in Nashville for a variety of artists both in town and at my own studio, Coop De Ville Recording.
I proudly endorse: Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads Vater Sticks, Vintech Audio, Presonus Audio, and Ableton Live.
- • 60% of the time, it works every time... - The Anchorman