Jeff Ocheltree's name is just legendary in the drumming community. Jeff essentially created the job description for drum technicians. Not only has Jeff worked for Billy Cobham, John Bonham, Steve Smith, Lenny White, Steve Ferrone and Cindy Blackman-Santana, he has also built incredible instruments for drummers like Alex Van Halen, Danny Carey and Carl Palmer. The drum sounds on many of your favorite records were shaped and sculpted by this man. Jeff is a true artisan and historian of all things drum related. On episode 044, Jeff and Jamie discuss his start as a "roadie" and transformation into a drum technician, his work with Billy Cobham and his first meeting with John Bonham. Jeff shares so much great knowledge in this interview that you certainly need to hear.
November 24, 2018