PRIMARY INSTRUMENT(S):Conga Drums
All Percussion Instruments
TYPE OF WORK DESIRED:TOURING
TEACHING MUSIC LESSONS
CHART READING/WRITING SKILLS :
HOME STUDIO :Home Studio:
ADDITIONAL SKILLS :Additional Skiills:
'The Happy Drummer'. Staple of the Nashville touring/recording scene. Styles, grooves, clicks, loops, percussion, advanced reader, team player. Leader. Producer, Clinician, Speaker.
Resume / Bio:
Rich has recorded/toured and/or performed with:
Lit, Bryan Adams, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Jewel, The Pointer Sisters, Rushlow, Pam Tillis, Gene Watson, Susan Ashton, John Anderson, Doc Walker, The Roadhammers, Deana Carter, Jedd Hughes, Patricia Conroy, Chuck Wicks, The Lost Trailers, Trace Adkins, Andi Griggs, Earl Thomas Conley, Hank Williams III, Mindy McCready, Robbie Nevil, Emily West, Jo El Sonnier, Jim Brickman, Catherine Britt, Deana Carter, Crystal Schawanda , Anita Cochran, Patricia Conroy, Earl Thomas Conley, The Evinrudes, Andy Griggs, Big Kenny, Stan Lynch, Lila McCann, Malibu Storm, Robbie Nevil, Vaughn Penn, Michael Peterson, Ronna Reeves, Regina Regina, Marty Stuart, Hank Williams III, Lucy Woodward, Lane Turner, Crossin' Dixon, Lee Brice, Robin Welty, Steel Magnolia, The Stellas, The Wilsons, Phyllis Diller, Steve Allen, and many others.
-Rich is currently the drumming powerhouse behind country rocker Jason Aldean. Rich is playing to thousands of appreciative fans nightly and over a million fans per year! Rich recorded all of the drums and percussion on Jason’s platinum selling debut, his gold certified sophomore disc and the platinum certified 'Wide Open' record which have yielded 9 top ten singles including the # 1 hits, “Why”, "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor" and "The Truth". These #1 hits have also topped the Billboard ring tone charts. Rich’s ‘song-friendly’ drumming style, infused with a true rock n’ roll spirit has led to these records being regarded as a unique new voice in Nashville’s musical landscape.
-Rich has appeared multiple times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tonight Show With Conan O Brien, The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon, The Craig Ferguson Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Good Morning America, Lopez Tonight, The CMA Festival, The Academy of Country Music Awards, The Country Music Awards, Fox and Friends, ESPN's Cold Pizza, The Donnie and Marie Show, Austin City Limits and many others.
-Rich attended the prestigious University of North Texas and recorded and toured with the world-renowned 1:00 Lab Band.
Rich is sponsored by Sonor drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads, Promark sticks and many other companies such as: DDrum, Organic Custom Drums, Impact Cases, Alcorn Custom Cases, Rhythm Tech, Grover, Factory Metal Percussion, Danmar, Qwikstix, Cympads, Hansenfutz, The Drumdial, Robokey, Safehoops, Real Feel Practice Pads, Woodshed Percussion Bass Drum Artwork, Hiptirix, The Beatnik Rhythmic Analyzer, Buttkicker, Phatfoot, DrumStar Wear, and Wrangler Rock47 Fashion.
Rich also is a popular clinician/ speaker with his 'CRASH Course For Success' Drum Events:
Rich's "CRASH Course For Success" covers the mental, musical and business skills necessary for success in the the game of life. CRASH is an acronym for:
The concepts are explained as they relate to the ultimate attraction of success in life. In a broader scope, the presentation can be tailored to audiences of all sizes, ages, and backgrounds. Music and the presenters love of rhythm are used as a means of expression for global concept.
Some other themes presented include:
Rich's journey in the music business
Positive Mental Attitude
Goal Setting and the Pursuit of Dreams
The Virtues of Teamwork
Basic Business Concepts
The CRASH Course is a high energy, educational and motivational event presented in an entertaining style. Storytelling is common theme and questions are encouraged!
As a highly accomplished recording and touring drummer, Rich Redmond makes his story of success available to drum shops, colleges, high schools and corporate events.
During this event Rich performs improvised solos, plays to #1 hits he has recorded, demystifies what actually happened in recording sessions and sheds light on the realities of being a professional touring musician.