This past week I worked at Rich Redmond's 3rd annual Drummers Weekend in Nashville. No, I wasn't one of the instructors. "And now Cris will demonstrate how even the simplest groove can go horribly wrong."
One of the best clinics was given by Mark Poiesz, drummer for Tyler Farr. In addition to his advice about becoming a better musician, he also spoke to the students about not discounting who they are as individuals. He said, "Being yourself is the best thing you can ever be." Constantly learn from others, but don't get caught up in thinking you have to be exacty like them.
It is a rare message to hear in the music industry ... or really anywhere in life. But Mark spoke about it with sincerity and heart.
(photo: Elle Jaye)