Shedfest Brings Professional Drummers to SEHS
Monday, June 11, 2012
Posted by: Brian Seiler
Shedfest 2012 brings professional drummers to St. Edward High School for hands-on percussion lessons
Published: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 6:00 AM Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 8:54 AM
Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer
If you ask most musicians, the best argument for a band having a drummer is so that the bassist can feel superior to someone.
Drummers are the Rodney Dangerfields of the band world. They get no respect. Even Jason Aldean's wild-man drummer, Rich Redmond, gets in on the act:
"How do you know when the stage is level? The drummer drools out of both sides of his mouth."
Funny thing is that a lot of drummers are more like Redmond. He's got an undergraduate degree in music from Texas Tech in Lubbock, and a master's in the same from the University of North Texas. He can read -- and play -- rock, blues, jazz, symphonic, opera, classical, reggae, fusion and just about any other kind of music with a beat.
Hey, lead singer: Run THAT up your microphone stand and see who salutes!
Redmond is one of four professional drummers Woodshed Percussion founder -- and drummer and drum teacher -- [St. Edward High School Alum] Dominic Tancredi is bringing in for Saturday's second Shedfest drum clinic at St. Edward High School. Read full article on Cleveland.com