The Drum Shuffle
The Drum Shuffle - Episode 153 - Jamie Wollam

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 153 - Jamie Wollam

November 2, 2022

Jamie Wollam has been drumming for Tears For Fears since 2010. After wrapping up the band's North American tour and a promotional tour of Europe, Jamie sat down with Jamie to discuss his backstory, the new Tears For Fears record, his pandemic day job, and they also discuss the difficulty of maintaining sobriety as a musician. This is such an important and educational interview, we know you're going to enjoy this one! Jamie is such a great guy and is a monster player that everyone should be hip to.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 152 - Dennis Diken

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 152 - Dennis Diken

October 19, 2022

On episode 152, Jamie sits down with Dennis Diken of The Smithereens to discuss The Lost Album, a recording from 1993 by the band that was recently brought out of their archives. A true Smithereens record in every sense of the word, it is a can't miss for anyone that loves the band. Jamie and Dennis also talk about the earliest days of the group, getting back to the sheer joy of drumming, and of course, Ringo! Dennis is a true gentleman that has immense knowledge of all things rock n' roll. This is a must-listen episode of The Drum Shuffle.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 151 - Chris Parker

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 151 - Chris Parker

October 5, 2022

Chris Parker has played with almost every artist under the sun in his legendary career. Along with filling the seat in the Saturday Night Live band for several years, he has been a staple of the greater New York music scene since the 1970s. The Chris Parker Trio have just released Tell Me, a brilliant jazz trio record that features his compositions along with his incredible playing. On episode 151, Chris joins Jamie to talk about the new release along with many of his other stops along the way.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 150 - Mark Kelso

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 150 - Mark Kelso

September 28, 2022

Mark Kelso joins Jamie on episode 150 to discuss The Dragon's Tail, the newest release by Mark Kelso and the Jazz Exiles and so much more. The album is a must-have for any drummer's musical collection. Mark has played with a who's who in the music world and has been teaching for many years. He is a wealth of knowledge and information. This interview covers a wide range of topics and is sure to inspire everyone who listens.

The Drum Shuffle - Epiosde 149 - Doug ”Cosmo” Clifford California Gold

The Drum Shuffle - Epiosde 149 - Doug ”Cosmo” Clifford California Gold

September 21, 2022

Doug "Cosmo" Clifford stops by The Drum Shuffle once again to discuss another Cosmo's Vault release. This time it's California Gold, a recording from 1978 with Bobby Whitlock and Donald "Duck" Dunn. The fact this record hasn't seen daylight for 44 years is simply astounding. It is a FANTASTIC album that would have certainly been "California Platinum" had it been released back in 1978. Doug and Jamie discuss some of the reasons that it never got released, why the band didn't take off, (spoiler alert: The Blues Brothers strike again...), and how the record came together 44 years ago. It's always a treat when we get to have Doug on the podcast, so don't miss it.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 148 - Anthony Taddeo

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 148 - Anthony Taddeo

September 14, 2022

Anthony Taddeo is one of Cleveland's busiest drummers, percussionists, and composers. After studying with Jamey Haddad and a stint in the New York scene while studying at The New School, he returned home to Northeast Ohio and settled into a busy sideman schedule. He formed Alla Boara as the vessel to release music that he was truly passionate about. Music that defined him as a person; Italian folk music that is much older than himself, yet re-imagined with his own modern compositional touch. Le Tre Sorrelle, is Alla Boara's first release and is well worthy of your attention. Out on October 21, 2022 with tour dates to follow, the album is a stellar and very unique freshman release. On episode 148, Anthony joins Jamie for an in-depth conversation about his studies, time in New York, and most importantly, a deep-dive into Italian folk music that is entertaining, enlightening, and highly educational for everyone that listens.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 147 - Dafnis Prieto

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 147 - Dafnis Prieto

September 7, 2022

Dafnis Prieto is a non-stop music creation machine. His non-stop work ethic finds him releasing his ninth album as a bandleader, Cantar, featuring Luciana Souza on September 16, 2022. Dafnis is well-known as a composer, bandleader, and incredible drummer, but this newest release finds him taking center stage as lyricist as well. On episode 147, Jamie and Dafnis discuss the album, its recording process, and the songs that show a vibrant new role for an incredible musician. The thing that always shines through every time we have Dafnis on the show, is his sheer joy for music and the process of bringing it to the listener. There is a lot to take in during this interview that we know you will love. Enjoy!

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 146 - The Return of Peter Kogan

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 146 - The Return of Peter Kogan

June 22, 2022

On episode 146, Jamie is joined once again by the great Peter Kogan to discuss his fantastic new album, Just Before Midnight. Peter discusses the writing and recording process for the album as well as his approach to each step in the creative process. The record hits the streets on June 24, 2022 and should be a part of everyone's collection. Peter always offers a wealth of knowledge when he stops by!

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 145 - The Return of Bernie Dresel

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 145 - The Return of Bernie Dresel

April 27, 2022

Bernie Dresel returns to The Drum Shuffle podcast to discuss his brilliant new album, The Pugilist. This record is a barn-burner of a big band swing album that simply sounds phenomenal and should be on repeat in your library. Bernie's playing is truly at the top of the drumming world. Bernie also discusses a few of his many movie and television soundtracks that he has been working on. Any fan of great drumming can learn a lot from Mr. Dresel. This is a can't miss episode and The Pugilist is a can't miss record.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 144 - Dave Potter

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 144 - Dave Potter

April 20, 2022

Dave Potter's resume includes stints with Jason Marsalis and Marcus Roberts. He is one of Atlanta's busiest drummers and educators. On episode 144, Dave and Jamie discuss his latest release as a band leader, Retro Groove. Retro Groove is Dave's interpretation of nine classic tunes ranging from Chaka Khan to Peter Gabriel to Living Color that is absolutely fire-breathing jazz-funk fusion power. This album is a must-have in any drummer's collection.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 143 - Dan Schnelle

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 143 - Dan Schnelle

April 13, 2022

Dan Schnelle has played with great artists such as Billy Childs, Larry Goldings, Alan Ferber, Sara Gazarek, Laurence Hobgood, etc. His career speaks for itself. Dan is now stepping out as leader and composer on his first album, Shine Thru, available May 13, 2022 via Outside In Music. On episode 143, Jamie and Dan discuss the album, his approach to composing, the recording process, and all his educational and career stops along the way. This interview contains a wealth of information and insights. If you are not hip to Dan's playing, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Shine Thru on May 13.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 142 - Jerry MacDonald

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 142 - Jerry MacDonald

February 8, 2022

Jerry MacDonald's 30 plus year career in music is worthy of some best-selling novel or Hollywood blockbuster treatment. Jerry is best-known for his time playing in The Wrens who released what many consider to be one the greatest indie-rock records of all time in 2003, Meadowlands. That also happens to be the most recent release from The Wrens. A full 18 years later, after a few hints of a long-awaited follow-up that has yet to materialize, 3/4 of The Wrens formed under the moniker Aeon Station and released the brilliant debut album Observatory in late 2021. It may be as close as the world ever gets to a "new" album from The Wrens. In this wide-ranging interview, Jerry and Jamie discuss much of Jerry's backstory in drumming, the music business and what "success" means, the founding of both The Wrens and Aeon Station, and so much more. If any young drummer or other musician needs to find a reason or motivation to continue chasing their artistic dreams, they will absolutely find it in this episode...

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 141 - Simon Phillips

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 141 - Simon Phillips

December 22, 2021

Simon Phillips needs no introduction. His playing with artists such as Jeff Beck, The Who, Toto, Jack Bruce, and Judas Priest has now spanned six decades. In addition to countless recordings and tours with an A-list of music icons, Simon has been composing and recording his own music under the Protocol banner since 1989. On episode 141, Simon joins Jamie to discuss the upcoming and brilliant Protocol V album as well as allowing Jamie to delve into his storied past. Simon's career is legendary, his playing is other-worldly, and he continues to be a true ambassador for the drumming community.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 140 - Rich Wiley

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 140 - Rich Wiley

December 15, 2021

Rich Wiley is not only a talented guitarist and songwriter, he is also the co-founder of TnR Products, the makers of True Vibe drum isolation mounts. On episode 140, Jamie and Rich catch up on all things TnR, talk about being successful in the music business (whatever that means) and how a guitarist helped invent the best floor tom isolation product of all time.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 139 - Simone Prattico

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 139 - Simone Prattico

November 17, 2021

Simone Prattico joins us for episode 139 to discuss his unique career that is based out of Italy, France, and the US. He has just released his second album as leader, Oriundo. The album is fantastically composed and played and the production is top-shelf. Simone and Jamie discuss not only this great new record, but also Simone's early years as a student of the late Robero Spizzichino, making the decision to base his career from three different countries, and how to be yourself behind the kit. Simone's playing is wonderful and his personal story is inspiring.

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 138 - Lucas Garcia of Down Again

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 138 - Lucas Garcia of Down Again

October 6, 2021

Lucas Garcia of Down Again stops by on episode 138 to cover a lot of ground. We catch up on his start into music, the formation of Down Again, and the band's new EP, video, and tour plans for the near future. Lucas is a great up-and-coming drummer in a fantastic band. If they aren't already, Down Again and Lucas should be on your radar!

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