Archive for: January, 2016

054: Dan Didier (The Promise Ring, Maritime)

Dan Didier is best known as the drummer for the highly influential bands The Promise Ring and Maritime. He tells Joe about falling out with his longtime bandmate and best friend; achieving balance between family, music, and a creative day job; and his zen approach to life. 

053: W.S. “Fluke” Holland (Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Million Dollar Quartet)

When he was asked by Carl Perkins to join his band, W.S. “Fluke” Holland had no drumming experience whatsoever. Within the first year of picking up drum sticks for the first time, Fluke was recording genre-defining hits with Perkins and The Million Dollar Quartet. He even thought of retiring from music at the age of…

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052: Tony Allen (Fela Kuti, Afrika 70, Solo Artist, Rocket Juice and the Moon Team)

Tony Allen is inarguably one of the greatest drummers ever to pick up sticks. Brian Eno famously cited him as one of the most important drummers on the planet, and it isn’t hyperbolic to say that he is simply one of the great musicians to emerge during the 20th century. Tony tells Joe about his…

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BNS: George Hurley on Influences and Origins

In this bonus mini-episode, George Hurley tells his drumming origin story and talks about musical influences. He also discusses parallels between jazz and punk rock. Check out George’s full-length episode by subscribing to The Trap Set on iTunes, Stitcher, or RSS.

051: George Hurley (Minutemen, fiREHOSE)

George Hurley drummed for Minutemen and fIREHOSE, two of the most influential and beloved bands to emerge from the Southern California punk scene. He tells Joe about how he gravitated to drums, taught himself to play–practicing ten hours a day, was freed by punk rock, and hooked up with bandmates, D. Boon and Mike Watt.…

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