Rich Redmond is an influential touring/recording drummer/percussionist based in Nashville, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California. As the drumming powerhouse behind Grammy nominated mega star JASON ALDEAN, Rich has recorded 17 #1 singles with over 7 million albums sold and well over 13 million single downloads. As a high-energy live showman, Rich plays sold out shows of 20-60,000 fans nightly in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums across North America and has appeared many times on the trail of late night shows such as The Voice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Conan, Jimmy Fallon, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Craig Ferguson, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Michael and Kelly Show, Ellen, Austin City Limits, The CMA Awards, The ACM Awards, The CMT Awards, The ACA Awards, numerous GAC and CMT Specials, and of course, The Grammy Awards.
We recently grabbed Rich before he hit the stage with Jason Aldean for our “5 Questions Answered In 5 Minutes Or Less” and here’s Rich’s responses:
1. One memory you have about the first gig you ever played in front of an audience.
That’s a tough one to remember. Hmm..it was probably the 5th grade concert band! Ha!! However, I do have vivid memories of playing in rock bands in high school for talent contests.
2. One item you can’t live without?
If my wife is an item…definitely her. WE are definitely an “item”. Ha! My black beauty and supra phonic snare drums and the equivalent in the DW family.
3. Best drum shoe: Chuck Taylor’s or Vans?
I have been wearing Chuck Taylor’s since 1974…..
4. In your opinion, where is music going in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
Tough question. I DO know that whatever it is, I will be IN it!!
5. Your one piece of overall advice to those that want to work in the music industry.
Work hard and enjoy every moment. Realize that the music biz is a marathon, not a sprint. Be committed, cultivate relationships, have a winning attitude, develop your skill sets and stay hunger every step of the way. Most importantly, have fun!
Rich Redmond will be at Progressive Music Center Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 11 AM – 1 PM presenting his CRASH Course for Success program.