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Wow, folks… this got as deep and powerful as you can get. Danny shared his heart and spirit as he disclosed the challenges of being homeless, struggling to maintain sanity, and redemption through tenacity and fortitude. Watch ’til the end. It’s important.

Danny’s given title is “Student of Life Majoring in Gratitude”, which exemplifies his journey perfectly. One of the most inspiring drummers to grace the rock n’roll scene in the Pacific NW, Danny Carbo first entered my radar while touring with Jerry Joseph and Little Women. I was a teenager, sneaking into clubs and happened upon Danny’s beastly playing in Bozeman, MT, and I saw him take a folk-rock Americana band to a monstrous level.

We’ve shared bands together, lots of laughs, and PLENTY of tears. We welcome you to join in those reflections on All Access Live.

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Francis Ruiz has paved his path through persistence and focus to develop a long-term drumming career.

While living in Los Angeles, Ruiz immediately became a drummer in high demand, playing with a wide variety of bands and musicians on virtually every venue on the Sunset Strip as well as in Orange County, Calif. Ruiz has performed and toured with artists such as Samantha 7, Great White, Motorhead, John Corabi, Robbie Crane, Rocky George and Mike Duda.

In late 2018, he was asked to join the platinum-selling veteran rock band Buckcherry. His work as a tenured drum tech is impressive, working with the industry’s biggest names, proving that Francis’ reputation as a pro in all aspects is well-earned. He’ll share some of those secrets and insights when we hang out live, backstage!

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For over two decades, Mike Collins has been one of the busiest and most sought after drummers and percussionists in the Pacific Northwest.

He’s a graduate of the Musicians Institute of Technology and has studied independently with drummers Michael Shrieve (Santana, George Harrison), Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Sean Lennon), Graham Lear (Santana, Reo Speedwagon) and world renowned instructor Chuck Silverman.

He’s played venues throughout North America sharing the bill with artists such as Little Richard, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Cake, Pat Benatar, Sheryl Crow, George Clinton, Sara Mclachlan, Jason Falkner, Gin Blossoms, Sebastian Bach, Veruca Salt, Soul Asylum and many others.

His drumming and songwriting has been featured on local, national and international television and radio. Mike was also the featured drummer on Portland’s American Idol knock-off “Gimme The Mic”.

Collins has recorded and/or performed with notable artists such as Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X), Cy Curnin (The Fixx), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, R.E.M.), Tim Smith (Sheryl Crow, Jellyfish), Freedy Johnston (Rolling Stone “Songwriter of the Year”), David Paton (Pilot, Alan Parsons Project ), Lisa Germano (John Mellencamp, Jewel), Danny Peyronel (UFO, Heavy Metal Kids), Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network), Dilana (The Voice, Rockstar Supernova), Gil Assayas (Todd Rundgren, T-Pain), Keith Slettedahl (The 88, Ray Davies) and a who’s who of local artists including Jon Koonce, Terry Robb, LaRhonda Steele, Stephanie Schneiderman, Thrillbilly, The Nowhere Band, Throwback Suburbia, Ants In The Kitchen and many more.

Collins has also recorded with acclaimed producers Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick), Mark Plati (David Bowie, Prince, The Cure), Jonathan Plum (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains), Marc Desisto (U2, Pink Floyd), Jeff Stuart Saltzman (Death Cab for Cutie), Gregg Williams (Dandy Warhols, Sheryl Crow), Duane Scott (ELO, Heart), Brian David Willis (Brad Paisley, John Fogerty), Chris Manning (Jellyfish, Santana), Kelly Gray (Candlebox, Queensryche), Kevin Hahn (Scorpions, Paul Gilbert) and Rob Daiker (Katy Perry, Dan Reed Network) to name a few.

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Joe has been a touring professional drummer, teaching independently for over twenty years and taught at Portland’s School Of Rock for six years. We’ve known each other a long time, sharing the highs and lows of the industry, and it’s a joy to bring his insight to you live on All Access Live!

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Highlight live performances include

Has played live and/or recorded for:

  • EELS (Dreamworks)
  • Priory (Warner Brothers Records)
  • Becca (Sony Music International)
  • The Mediam (Adrenaline Records)
  • Brad Mackeson (Capitol Records)
  • Climber (Fabtone Records, Media Factory)
  • Haley Johnsen
  • Rob Daiker (Sony/Epic)
  • Christian Burghardt (Kemosabe Records)
  • Dan Reed
  • James Low Western Front
  • Love Gigantic
  • Casey Neill and the Norway Rats
  • Sharpening Markers

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • The Jimmy Kimmel Show
  • KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic
  • Wednesday J Pop
  • BBC Radio
  • Radio Disney
  • VH1 Big Morning Buzz
  • Summersonic Music Festival
  • Bonnaroo Music Festival
  • Life is Beautiful Music Festival
  • Austin City Limits Showcase SXSW

Rich Redmond is an award-winning recording and touring drummer based in Nashville and Los Angeles. As an in-demand artist, Rich has recorded/toured/performed with: Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Joe Perry, Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Eric Church, Deana Carter, Chris Stapleton, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Keith Urban, Travis Tritt, Emily West, Chris Cornell, Kelsea Ballerini and many others.

Not only that: he’s also an Actor, Author and Motivational Speaker for corporate environments. If you don’t find inspiration in the conversation we had today (whether you’re a drummer or not!), then you don’t have a pulse! This was one of the most inspiring hour-long conversations with someone that knows not only how to hustle, but share the secrets, keep the fire and motivate others to do the same. I needed that – maybe you do, too!

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JP’s the man behind the drum kit for SO MANY bands, it’d take up a whole hour listing them all. As the beat-keeper for 80s pop chart-toppers “Naked Eyes”, Jon and I have done many a gig together. You’ll get to be a fly on the wall when we take you “backstage” for a fun and uplifting hang to wrap up your Labor Day weekend!

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Jim Riley’s been recognized as one of Country Music’s most accomplished and in-demand artists. Bandleader and drummer for multi-platinum group “Rascal Flatts”, Jim has also authored several publications, has TV and video game credits to his name, and millions of fans have watched him shine from his throne. We’re taking you “backstage” to hang out with this drum legend on Tuesday, September 1 at 3pm Pacific, 5pm Central/Nashville Time, y’all!

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Ryan and I first met when he was a mere 12 years old, and his drumming chops were already miles beyond mine. As a student of mine, we worked more on developing the mindset and attitude to pursue a music career. Now a graduate of Berkelee School of Music, Ryan’s worked in a variety of studio environments, was a music designer for Sony Playstation, and has produced an impressive collection of his own music. We’ll chat about the journey, discuss his outlook on the future of music, and enjoy some great memories.

Something must be in the water in Salem, Oregon…Jeff Bowders is the incredible drummer behind some of the most talented artists on the planet from guitarists Paul Gilbert, John 5, George Lynch, Joe Satriani, Larry Mitchell, Richie Kotzen, Scott Ian, Phil Collen, Warren DeMartini, Kiko Loureiro, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Justin Derrico, Pat Travers, Brad Whitford, Kim SeHwang, Mike Keneally, Michelangelo along with artist Puddle of Mudd, Shakira, Stu Hamm, Nelson and Graham Bonnet/Alcatrazz; and … yeah, you get it. The boy has cred! He’s also written several books on drumming and has programs to make your efforts count!

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Easily one of the most influential and inspiring drummers in our generation, Todd’s been the man behind the drumkit for Styx for over 20 years. Voted #1 Progressive Rock Drummer in 2018 by Modern Drummer, of COURSE we’ll be chatting about touring, recording and playing drums. But Todd’s got a lot of irons in the fire: a successful online instruction method, a new solo album, and numerous recording projects and online appearances. Join us live and chime in on the chat as we go “backstage” with All Access Live!

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