Drummer/Percussionist Seeks Working Band via video clips (Alexandria VA)
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If you'd rather see/hear some of the performances instead of reading a sales pitch, just go to the LINK TO THE YOUTUBE CLIPS, at the bottom of this page. The wider public's reactions are more reliably objective__ with my growing list of MORE THAN 500 subscribers and more than 2 MILLION views, you can figure that the level of live performances in the clips have met with approval from national listening audiences...not just that of the local D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas.
I've had a lot of professional stage performance experience with: Pop > Rock > R&B > Blues > Country > Swing/Jazz > Theatrical Show(pit band)> Classical(concert percussion) > Latin > World Music(below, see clips of the multi-WAMMIE winning band that, for 4 years, set the standard in this category).....and a number of other sub-categories/genres of these I've just listed.
So, the clips only offer a brief (limited) idea of what has resulted from my thousands of hours of stage performance in each of the few musical genres represented. I've used my 'formal' musical training to play (with heart, yes!, but also ) with a fully informed sense of the standards set down in recordings and performance by some the most definitive players of my instrument(s). Ever since I was a kid, I've loved many musical forms and enjoyed learning as much as possible about their histories. I've been fortunate to share bandstands and stages, here and on the road, with many talented musical brothers and sisters who've made all the sharing possible. I thank them for sharing the community..
If you watch some clips, and are wondering how they came about, here's some description:
The clips in the concert theater are from a PBS Television broadcast of The Lonesome Pine Special (a few months earlier we'd don the NPR radio broadcast), is from the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Sorry, the Surf Club (honky tonk country) band clips are so dark. Most every honky tonk I was ever in was dark and smoky; even the windows of Village Barn were colored smoke-stained brown.
"The Accordion Show" was a video project I did for the graded final project in a community college class, in audio-video. I used to play washboard with them during hayrides., The Gallows Pole clips have 157,000+ because youtube featured it a couple of months after I uploaded it. Sepia tinting of the BBC broadcast clips was the club owner, Mick's, idea. It's not meant to fool anybody about the era of the recordings.__seems the Brits liked it.
Here's a clip from the band I've been with: The band is multi-award (WAMMIE) winning, It's recording set the standard for World Music according to Washington Area Music Association, and did so year after year. In 2007, The Kleztet, toured Chile and below is a clip from part of the performance at the International Music Festival (Dos Semanas Musicales), held in Frutillar...but, be advised regarding audio, this was a community hall that had formely been a public gymnasium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLnbZGBAaoc