Welcome to Austin Drummer Magazine

As editor and publisher I’ve had the good fortune to speak with some very powerful drum set voices from our city, recruiting drum set musicians for AUSTIN DRUMMER MAGAZINE (ADM). I'm attempting to de-mystify Austin's drumming voice by speaking with a broad range of players, many of whom are still active on the music scene. As the Publisher of ADM, I feel an obligation to dig out, discover, and explain the diverse rhythmic culture that has grown here in Central Texas. Please subscribe to our magazine at the bottom of the page, we would love to hear from you!

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Summer 2018 Issue 8

Hi All,

Who is this old dude on the cover?  Tyler Gill sat me down for an oral interview, and we jotted down some highlights for the magazine.  John Kerr gave us Jeff Buckley's "Mojo Pin" transcription; it's a very dark tune with a beautiful drum performance by Matt Johnson.  I threw in some drumset exercises and an "Aja" transcription,enjoy...

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Fall/Winter 2017 Issue 6

  • Hello, and welcome to our sixth issue of ADM. In this issue I got to visit with more of my favorite drummers and the learning process continues. This month featuring Steve Schwelling.
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Summer 2017 Issue 5

Hello, and welcome to the fifth publication of ADM. In this issue, we are meeting up with Wayne Salzmann II Educator, studio drummer, and Eric Johnson back-beat.

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Winter/Spring Issue​ 4

Hello, and welcome to our fourth publication. In this issue we are hearing from the son of the great educator and drum book author Ralph Pace, Editor of NSMD magazine, George Lawrence, Studio musician Jerry Kalaff, Joel Rothman and Austin drummer Brian Ferguson.

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Cold Shot (the Texas rub shuffle) is what I always think of.

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