The Drum Shuffle

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 086 - Rod Elkins

January 15, 2020

Rod Elkins started drumming professionally at age 12 in his dad's country band, The Elkins Brothers.  Growing up in a musically-rich family tradition in Huntington, West Virginia, his early start has paid dividends for him.  Not only was he paying dues with his family's group, he also spent his youth forming bands with his classmates, ultimately ending up doing hundreds of gigs in his hometown earning his stripes.  He attended Marshall University's College of Music as a Jazz studies major giving Rod undeniable abilities as a drummer.  More recently, he can be found manning the throne with Tyler Childers and The Food Stamps.  Tyler's music is taking the country and Americana genres by storm, with unlimited growth potential.  They just completed a three-night sellout of a 7,000 seat arena and are about to head to Europe before joining Sturgill Simpson on a 43-show arena run through late May 2020.  Rod's humble demeanor is obvious in this interview, but his playing is always spot-on making him one of the up-and-coming drummers you should watch and know.