Performing live , recording , arranging, song writing, playing to a click live and in the studio, teaching, smiling while performing, showing up on time. I teach private lessons in Chicago, and the Central Illinois area. I am now accepting offers for clinics, so contact me for bookings.
This list excludes jamming
Being from Chicago I play a lot of Blues and roots music. I started playing gospel music at New Miracle Temple church in the 1990s, and fell in love with drumming ever since. I decided after receiving my bachelors degree at Western Illinois University to become a pro drummer.
What's New In 2022!
Buy My New Book!
"You Got The Gig, Here's How To Keep It"
**Chicago Blues Guide Book Review** Click Below!
**New Music Alert**
Be sure to get a copy of "Joseph & The Velozians" I wrote track #1 Pretty Is As Pretty Does performed by Larry McCray!
Check Out Bernard Allison's
Highs & Lows
I wrote 3 songs for the album
Highs & Lows-title track
Hustler-featuring Bobby Rush
My Way Or The Highway-featuring Collin James
Billy Branch & S.O.B.'s "Roots and Branches" Tribute to Little Walter, Alligator Records 2019
Michael Bloom & the Blues Prophesy "Whisper in the Wind" 2019
James Armstrong "Blues Been Good To Me" 2017 Catfood Records. Title track co-written by me!
Joseph Veloz "Offerings" 2017
Billy Flynn "Lonesome Highway" Delmark records 2017
James Armstrong "Live" 2016
Mary Jo Curry #1 on 2016 Roots Music Report (self-entitled cd) produced by James Armstrong
Mississippi Heat "Warning Shot' 2014 #1 worldwide on "Living Blues Radio Charts"
Blues ile Birlikte Hayata Jimmy Burns Katherine Davis Elif Caglar 2013
Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues "Blues Shock" 2014
Mississippi Heat "Delta Bound" 2012
Nigel Mack "Devils Secrets" *Best Self Produced CD of the year by Windy City Blues Society.* 2011
Mississippi Heat "Lets Live it Up" 2011 *Voted Best Traditional Blues Album of the year, Blues Blast Magazine.*
Ana Popovic "An Evening at Trasimeno Lake' DVD *Voted Best Blues DVD of 2011 Blues Matters Awards UK*, Nominated Best DVD of 2011 Blues Music Awards*
Ana Popovic "An Evening at Trasimeno Lake" 2011
Biscuit Miller "Blues with a Smile" 2010
Shawn Kellerman "Blues Without a Home" 2009
Ana Popovic "Blind For Love" 2009
Khalif "Wailin" Walter "Let Me Say that Again" 2006 EP
Bernard Allison "Energized" 2005 DVD
Bernard Allison "Energized Live in Europe" 2005 Double Live Album
Chris Green 'Jazz" 2004
New Miracle Temple 'Hold On' 1996
Wayne Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Country Bill and the Cadillac Daddies
Dan Akroyd (Windy City Live, ABC T.V.)
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Chris Green & New Perspective (Jazz)
Mary Joe Curry and Tombstone Bullet
New Miracle Temple Church Choir
Grammy Award winner Billy Flynn
Grammy Award winner Jason Ricci
2016 Grammy Nominated John Primer and Chicago Blues a Living History
Billy Boy Arnold
Bill Simms Jr.
Nelson St. Revival
Bernard Allison Group
Chicago Plays the Stones (feat Ronnie Baker Brooks & Billy Branch)
Welch-Ledbetter Connection **2019BMA Winner Band of the year***
***Blues Hall of Fame, 3 time Grammy Nominated Billy Branch***
Ana Popovic Band
Rick King's Royal Hustle