This week’s Featured Artist is @dominicgeralds1. Dominic works with @Johnmarkmcmillan@soundofsolis@judemosesmusic@elevationworship@theraineers and proudly plays @istanbulagop@remopercussion@promarkbydaddario@monocreators@stack_ring_percussion@jhaudio.
Album with your favorite drum sound? Ahh there's too many but here are a few: "A Love Supreme" John Coltrane, "Go Do" Jónsi, "Golden Hour" Kacey Musgraves
Favorite BFSD head? The glorious "Halo"
What are you working on right now? Some touring, JMM new record and #mondayminutejamz with Charlotte based musicians
Favorite drum shop? @memphisdrumshop , @chicago_drum_exchange , @nelson_drum_shop
If I weren’t a drummer, I would be a...Chef
Hometown? China Grove, NC
Pet's Name? Meeka
Favorite venue? Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
First drumset? Yamaha Sakura White Tour Custom
Who or what inspires you? Jesus, My wife, Family, Music, being kind and loving people.
Favorite family vacation spot? Destin, FL
Window or aisle? Aisle, all day!
Whats your pet peeve? People who drive in the middle of a parking lot lane
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Marrying my wife!
First thing you’d do after winning the lottery? Tithe, take care of family, travel and buy my close friends their dream gear!
Favorite show to binge watch? The Office, Lost, Master Chef, House Hunters...
If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be? Pizza, Dim Sum, Ramen & Sushi!
What is your favorite movie quote? "Oh look! A deli meat!" - Tony Perkis
Would you rather be the most popular kid in school or the smartest kid in school? I'd rather be unique and be myself.
Swimming in a lake or ocean? Ocean
Favorite dog breed? Husky
Favorite cable tv channel? The Food Network or HGTV
Clear or coated? Both
Above is Steve Goold (The Steve of Steve’s Donut). Take a second to listen to what he has to say about our buddy Gabe. Please donate to his GoFundMe, send us a screen shot of the donation to info@BigFatSnareDrum.com and you will be entered to win a BFSD prototype prize pack. Read below and swipe. •
If you’re here, it likely means that you’ve already heard a little about Gabe’s journey with Lyme Disease. For those of us who have been watching from afar or even walking alongside him day-to-day, it has been difficult to know what to do and how to help. Fortunately, after years of investigating and researching, there is a clear course of action for us to take.
After years of suffering silently and being misdiagnosed, Gabe finally received confirmation of a Lyme disease diagnosis in June of 2016. This was subsequently confirmed by multiple health practitioners. It is their estimation that Gabe went undiagnosed and untreated for at least 15 years, meaning he is currently suffering from late-stage chronic Lyme.
This week’s Featured Artist is @cartermac. Carter’s “4 Hands Drumming” course is available on his website and while he recently released “Drumset Concepts and Creativity“. Carter also endorses @ludwigdrumshq@istanbulagop@remopercussion@promarkbydaddario@audimute@64audio@earthworksaudio.
Album with your favorite drum sound? Miles Davis My funny valentine/ Four and more
Favorite BFSD head? Jingle head (Snare-Bourine)
What are you working on right now? Getting ready for my clinic at Sweetwater Sat.
Favorite drum shop? Nelsons, DCP , Memphis & Revival
If I weren’t a drummer, I would be a… Photographer
Pet’s name? Jim Keltner and Charlie Watson
Favorite venue? Cisco Brewery Nantucket
First drum set? Pearl No name series
Which sitcom character do you relate to? I don’t watch TV
What living person, other than family members, do you most admire? Jim Keltner
Got a phobia you want to share? Arachnophobia
Who or what inspires you? Life…. everyday
If you could time travel, where would you go? Back home to 1993 to talk with my dad.
Favorite family vacation spot? Nantucket MA
Window or aisle? Aisle
Whats your pet peeve? Complaining
Best piece of advice you’ve received… “Don’t half ass anything.” - My dad
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Marrying my wife.
First thing you’d do after winning the lottery? Take all my good friends on a month long vacation.
Favorite show to binge watch? LOST. Like I said I don’t have time to watch TV anymore ha ha
If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be? Burrito, Greek Salad, Pizza
Who would play you in a movie of your life? My brother
What is your favorite movie quote? Don’t have one.
Would you rather be the most popular kid in school or the smartest kid in school? Neither… Be yourself
What is your favorite day of the week? Monday
Favorite restaurant? Lucs cafe
Swimming in a lake or ocean? Ocean
Favorite dog breed? Goldador
Favorite cable tv channel? Nat Geo