I love Drums

Last spring I was about to go on the road and I decided I wanted to put rivets in my favorite cymbals.(a process that involves puncturing the cymbal and inserting little pieces of metal that sizzle). A friend told me to check out Steve Maxwells drums shop.  I went in and the regular guy who […]

Albania! Rhythm Road #9

The Rhythm Road Blues in the Balkans tour was a combination of concerts, television appearences and student workshops.  We worked with students from age 5 through advanced university musicians.  I enjoyed every moment on the tour, however I have to confess that there was something very special about going into the schools, connecting and working […]

Greece! Rhythm Road #8

We flew into Thessolinikki and boarded our new tour bus heading for the mountains of Northern Greece. Mountains, lakes, Rivers, great food, and even greater people.  The love and support we received on this leg of the tour was off the charts. Thankyou Antonis Varvatsoulias from the Foundation of Thracian Art & Tradition for introducing […]

Rhythm Road #4 Oradea! Sibiu! Sanaia! So long Romania!

Thankyou again Ruxandra, Emil, Peter, Julie, Lucian, Lia & Adina & Alexis!! We will never forget you and your kindness.  Please keep in touch!!! Excerpt from our blues rhythm workshop in Oradea. Thankyou Alexis for filming. The Doodle-lah Eli Teaching the 6/8 groove feel Please check out Eli Yamins bolg @ eliyamin.com/blog

Rhythm Road #2 Brasov! – this is why I make music

Brasov was the bomb! We hit the rhythm road and drove into the mountains of the Transilvania region.  It was a beautiful and bumpy ride on old roads and winding hairpin curves as we wove our way up to Brasov. Our accommodations were right in the middle of town, and our beautiful hotel was appropriately […]

The Drummers Prayer

It is a great privilege play music, and to pass forward what was lovingly shared with me. The Drummers Prayer is an affirmation, a teaching tool, and a learning experience that I share with all of my students, drummers and non drummers alike. I AM gifted with the Power To create is a gift we […]

Songs for Nina Simone

Tamar Kali.  My girl. I call her T.K. Love her. (www.flamingyoni.com) T.K. & LaRonda Davis.  DO NOT MESS with these sistas as they will out organize and outclass anyone before you can wake up and say BOO! When T.K. calls me for a gig, I’m never sorry to hear her voice on the other side […]