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Jim Bloodgood

Sara Evans


With MEINL since:



June 14, 1959

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Oakland Ca.

Currently living in:

Nashville, TN

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Traditional Medium Crash 20"

Drumming since:

I was 7

Car that you currently drive:

A stylish '93 Dodge Dakota

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Watch movies, Ride horses

Favorite Food:

Barbecued chicken, Mashed potatoes and gravy, and corn

Favorite Drink:

A good Merlot, water


self taught through the likes of Jon Bonham, Jeff Porcaro, Joey Heredia. Had some lessons in elementary school, and then played in the school band all through High school

Highlight of your career so far:

There have been many moments to treasure during my professional career, everything from the first time being on a nationally televised show, to walking out in front of 40+ thousand people. To being able to meet some of the people that influenced my playing, the first time my mother saw me play on TV and she realized that maybe I did OK with my career choice. But the thing that stands out for me is being a part of a foundation for pediatric aids and seeing the faces of children that may not normally be able to see a concert, and watch their smiles and them dancing or just swaying with the beat. That's the good stuff! Giving back, that's the key!

Drumming strengths:

Feel an dynamics in the context of the song

Drumming means to me:

It's what I have always wanted to do and now I get payed for it, life is good!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Practice with metronome and always listen to the music and give it it's space.
Persistence, Persistence, Persistence

How would you describe yourself:

An easy going musician that doesn't let that define who I am. There is so mutch more important things in life

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

That I was able to touch someone with this gift that I have been given and maybe even if only in a small way have made a difference to someone some way.