S1 E13: Kenny Sharretts Part 2, Drum Tech with Janet, Train, Rihanna, Stevie
Kenny Sharretts is the guy who makes your favorite drummers look and sound their best. In this second part of our conversation, we get way into tuning methods, tips, and tricks. We talk a lot about tuning approaches for different types of music and playing well with microphones for live applications. . . . Kenny shares some of the things he taught Train drummer Drew Shoals about head and stick selection to make his job easier. This is part of a bigger topic in being open to learning from everyone around you. He also shares a story about working with Stevie Wonder drummer Stanley Randolph and improvising his way to Motown-type sound in the middle of an international tour. . . . Some of his many stories from the road include an exploded bass drum pedal in the middle of Live Aid, having to sub in for drummers mid-show, destroying Kenny Aronoff’s monitor mix, dancing with Rihanna’s dancers, and so much more. . . . Kenny is running a giveaway on his YouTube channel. Go to youtube.com/kennysharretts and check out his new video, The Greatest Drum Tuning Trick Ever! Like it, share it, and you’re entered to win a prize pack including two Evans drum keys, an Evans Drill Bit drum key, and Evans Heavyweight drumhead, a Pintech RT5 trigger with Trigger Trap, a Monster cable, Puresound Custom Pro snares, and a couple of pairs of Pro Mark 5B Forward Balance Active Grip sticks. . . . Go check out Kenny at kennysharretts.net and go see him and Lil John Roberts on the State of the World tour! And if you’re in Austin, see Kenny with his cover bands Super Fleek and So-Called Underground. Would you be willing to take a 10-question listener survey to make the show even better? It's at drumshowroom.com. Thanks in advance.