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What I Learned From Hanging With Calvin Rodgers

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Calvin Rodgers is, without a doubt, one of today’s greatest drummers. Period. I had the privilege of hanging with Calvin and his drum tech, Rich, for their stop in Toronto on the Festival of Praise Tour. We have an interview with Calvin that we’ll publish at a later date, but I wanted to record and share some raw thoughts/reflections and pics/videos from …

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What To Do When Things You Can’t Control Go Wrong on Stage

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I like to strive for perfection when it comes to playing drums and everything else that comes along with it. From correctly angled and positioned hardware, to musically tuned drums and cables being plugged in right. However, there are things that you can control and things that you cannot control. 

Let me explain what I mean from a recent experience. So, I was …

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New Music To Take You Deeper Into His Presence

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I’ve been digging a few albums lately that I think you will enjoy too. Not only do they have great drumming, but the anointing on these albums has been incredible as they really take me into His presence and minister to me in a deep and real way. With that being said, here are 5 albums that help me go …

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Welcome To v3.0 [Giveaway]

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If you are reading this from your favourite RSS reader it may not be as apparent, but if you click through to our site to view this, you’ll notice that we’ve deployed a brand new site. I’ve been working on it for several months now and the time to move it from the staging site to the live site happened …

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Dampen Your Snare With The New Snareweight M1

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My eye caught the release of yet another offering from Snareweight. I’ve had the pleasure of emailing Mat Strickland back and forth a few times and to honour his innovative approach to snare dampening I wanted to take a moment to highlight the Snareweight M1. The Snareweight M1 The M1 is engineered to control the resonance without sacrificing the brightness of the drum. …


WD Journal with Jarrett Stanley from Wave Conference 2015

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We are excited to introduce you to our new friend, Jarrett Stanley (Instagram | Twitter), worship drummer from Wave Church in Virginia Beach. I’ve personally enjoyed the preaching ministry of their pastor, Steve Kelly, and have been blessed every time I’ve had the opportunity to hear him speak. They just wrapped up Wave Conference 2015 and Jarrett has graciously taken the …

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WD Journal: Drum Pics From Hillsong Conference 2015

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Hillsong Conference 2015 in Sydney has officially begun and we’ve got some behind-the-scene pics coming in from our friend Ted who is part of the Creative Backline for the conference. Keep checking back as we will update this post as more pictures come in. July 3 | Hillsong UNITED Rehearsing For Closing Session July 3 | Martin Smith Creative Breakout Session …