Author & Contributor

Owner / Founder / Contributor
Bart Elliott

A degreed professional musician with a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance, and Master of Music post-graduate work, Bart Elliott has worked for 40+ years in the music and entertainment industry with over 100 album recordings to his credit. His decades of experience exhaustive understanding of contemporary and classical music makes him a complete and skilled master musician.

Bart continues to work as an active drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, music arranger, director, comedian, MC, educator, writer and visual artist. He is the owner and creator of DrummerCafe.com, which he founded in December of 1996.

www.bartelliott.com

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BIOGRAPHY Tommy Wells , born June 18, 1951 in Marion, Indiana, was a fixture on Nashville’s music scene for more than 35 years. Like many young drummers, Tommy started out banging on pots and pans — t...
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There are a lot of great products on the market designed to dampen a drum, however I wanted to show you a quick, inexpensive do-it-yourself that can achieve similar sonic results while at the same tim...
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In this Drum Green! segment I am going to show you a simple do-it-yourself project on how to make your own snare drum wire dampeners . Before I get into that, let me provide a little backstory. When I...
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Long-standing Drummer Cafe VIP member, Ernie Durawa , stopped by the Drummer Cafe studio while he was in Nashville for the 2014 Summer NAMM Show. Ernie grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and has been a ma...
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What looks like a Snare drum press conference is actually a microphone shootout conducted by Nashville veteran engineer, Lynn Fuston . Learn how Lynn compares 21 of the most widely used microphones fo...
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The Taye MetalWorks Bass Drum Pedals are built to provide the essence of what you feel in each and every performance. You start with its quick response to what your foot tells it. Then take a look at...
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In this exclusive video interview, Nashville drummer, Steve Sinatra , talks about his music career and experiences with Joyful Noise Drum Company.
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In this exclusive video interview, Nashville drummer, Ron Gannaway , talks about his music career and experiences with Taye Metalworks Pedals.
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In this exclusive video interview, Nashville drummer, Brett Vargason , talks about his music career and experiences with Taye Drums.
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In this exclusive video interview, Nashville drummer, George Lawrence , talks about his music career and experiences with Taye Drums.
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Having moved to Nashville in 1997, drummer Lee Kelley has stayed busy playing drums for such national touring acts as Gary Allan, Ricky Van Shelton, Mark Chesnutt and Shannon Lawson. His travels have...
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In this exclusive video interview, Nashville drummer, Will Denton , talks about his music career and experiences with Taye Drums.
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In this exclusive video interview, Nashville drummer, Trey Gray, talks about his music career and experiences with Taye Drums.
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In this exclusive video interview, Scottish drummer and percussionist, Paul Jennings stopped by the Drummer Cafe studio after the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville to talk about his music career and uniqu...
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I caught up with drummer, author, and educator, Daniel Glass , at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee when Daniel was in town for a gig with the Brian Setzer Orchestra . In this 40-m...
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After years of research and experimentation, Josh Trask , president of Moravian Builders, Inc., created a hybrid of the traditional box drum (aka cajon ) with new powerful lows, tight mids, and expres...
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Bart Elliott & Gary Gauger In this 26-minute exclusive video interview (available in HD), recorded on September 30th during the 2012 Nashville Drum Show, I visit with jazz drummer, drum innovator and...
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With its various locations, name changes, and humble beginnings some sixteen years ago, the 2012 Nashville Drum Show , held on September 29 - 30, demonstrated that it is slowly becoming one of the big...
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The Midnight Riders , based out of Music City USA (Nashville, TN), is a premier Allman Brothers tribute band — bringing timeless southern rock to enthusiastic audiences from Georgia to Michigan and al...
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Marty Hurley An original composition by Michael Eagle , A Salute to Marty Hurley is an advanced work originally written for Scottish Drum Corps. It was premiered at the 2011 Percussive Arts Society In...
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Drummer, educator and author, John Riley , gave a wonderful drum clinic at 5pm Thursday, November 10th, during the 2011 the Percussive Arts Society International Convention ( PASIC ). In his clinic, e...
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In this 20-minute video interview with New York drummer, composer, author and educator, John Favicchia , I spoke with John about how he got started playing the drums, making a career in music, and how...
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In this 25-minute video interview with KoSA Music founder, Aldo Mazza , I spoke with Aldo about how he got into music, playing drums and percussion, and launching his non-profit KoSA International Per...
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Symphonie Fantastique , is a program symphony that was written by the French composer, Hector Berlioz, between 1830 and 1845, that tells the story of an artist gifted with a vivid imagination, who has...
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I sat down with Andy Ziker during the 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Convention ( PASIC ) to discuss his various drum method books (all reviewed here at the Drummer Cafe), upcoming project...
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Drummer and percussionist, Matt Nolan , is a Cymbal & Gong Smith in Bath, England, UK. As a musician, Nolan has performed on stages from The Royal Festival Hall and The Barbican in London to The Kenne...
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David Stanoch, Allen Herman and Elliot Fine In this 30-minute exclusive video interview, I had the good fortune of catching up with David Stanoch , Allen Herman and Elliot Fine during the 2011 Percuss...
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Kelly Brady , daughter of legendary Australian drum builder, Chris Brady , gave a wonderful presentation at Fork's Drum Closet (Nashville, TN) on October 11, 2011, sharing all of the new Brady Drum pr...
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Paiste Cymbals Artist Relations Agent, Tim Shahady , who was on hand during Paiste Day at Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, TN. Tim took some time to discuss and demo new Paiste products with the Drumm...
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Taye Drums recently held their second Snare Center Day at Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, TN. Limited Edition, one-of-a-kind, and production models were available for demo and purchase at a discount...