Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz has been drumming for Weird Al Yankovic for 38 years. Bermuda is an ultra-versatile drummer, musical historian and archivist for Al's band. On episode 030, he and Jamie discuss his first drumset, presented to him by Bill Ludwig personally, his musical education and meeting Al on the Dr. Demento radio show. That chance encounter in 1980 has led to many world tours, Grammy awards and millions of albums sold around the globe. Bermuda is also very active on several drum-related internet forums and has always been available to others to answer questions and provide advice. He is truly a statesman of the drumming community.
August 18, 2018