Last night marked the end of Winter Fest 2011. For the last 2 month in a half I’ve been out on the road playing for 33Miles, Jason Gray, and Kerrie Roberts. We’ve done about 12 or 13 shows in the tour, and it’s really been another amazing experience for me. I had the great pleasure of continuing to work with 33Miles and being challenged there to keep playing like crazy. But it was also really cool to work with Kerrie and Jason. Both of them are extremely talented at their art and musicianship, but they are also extremely different.
I think the challenge for me each night was being about to go from playing Kerrie’s style, into Jason’s style, into 33′s style. If you haven’t heard their music it’s definitely worth a listen to be sure. Kerrie is really cool pop style with lots of drum trax, while Jason is very singer/songwriter or what I like to call the new Folk, it’s awesome. This was my first experience with Jason and Kerrie. They were both absolutely amazing people, and I definitely loved getting to work with them! Then you have my normal gig with 33Miles who is like a crazy mix of country, rock, pop and blues. All of them couldn’t be any more diverse, but as a drummer, having to use the same kit for them all, the challenge was to make them all sound like they were supposed to sound. I think I did a good job at it, I know I sure enjoyed it.
So now that the tour has come to an end, what’s next right? haha. Well when I figure that out I’ll be sure to let you guys know. Seriously, the next month I am really on the hustle. Continuing to try to bring in as many sessions as possible, maybe doing a little teaching, and doing a lot of meetings with new friends and catching up with old ones. Then I’ll be back with 33Miles on their next tour in the Spring. Oh yeah, and of course, practicing like crazy!!