With MEINL since:
February 29, 1972
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
NASHVILLE, TN in a house or (a cardboard box on 12th Ave.)
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
1975 (lessons began @ 8 years old) at least 28 years.
Car that you currently drive:
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
FISHING, DRINK ICED COFFEE DRINKS
CHICKEN BURRITO with CHIPS & GUAC. @ BAJA BURRITO
ICED Raspberry MOCHA/NO WHIP (Don't make fun of me!)
LIFELONG TEACHER-MICHAEL LAWSON
Highlight of your career so far:
MEINL GEN-X TOUR & PLAYING CAMP BISCO 2006
TECHNO, DRUM 'N' BASS, HOUSE, Coming up with unorthodox approaches to the drum set.
Drumming means to me:
DRUMMING IS FUN FOR ME AND MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME. I WOULD BE DOING THIS EVEN IF IT WAS NOT MY CAREER.
Advice for up and coming drummers:
KEEP LEARNING, PRACTICING and LEARN THE BUSINESS SIDE OF MUSIC AS WELL AS THE PERFORMANCE SIDE. ALSO, BE NICE THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE BETTER THAN US!
How would you describe yourself:
I am like a SUPER PRETZEL (soft pretzel) SERIOUS with a soft side, sometimes even a bit salty.
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
I TRIED THE BEST I COULD DO TO BE THE BEST DRUMMER/MUSICIAN THAT I COULD AND THAT I HOPE I LEAVE BEHIND MY OWN STYLE AND SOUND FOR THOSE INTERESTED TO CHECK OUT.
MEINL Drum Festival 2011 - Part IV
MEINL Drum Festival 2011 - Part III
MEINL Drum Festival 2011 - Part II
MEINL Drum Festival 2011 - Part I
Bio Diesel 2
10 questions with Johnny
at Namm 2007
MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL 2005 - part V
MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL 2005 - part Ib
MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL 2005 - part Ia
MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL 2005 - part IV
MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL 2005 - part III
MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL 2005 - part II
at Namm party 2003, part III
at Namm party 2003, part II
at Namm party 2003, part I