Modern Drummer Magazine’s August Issue!

Make sure to go pick up Modern Drummer Magazine‘s August issue, there is a nice feature on Russ Kunkel!

“Throughout the ’70s and early ’80s, there was no busier session man than Russ Kunkel. Known for his precision and faultless time, Kunkel appeared on a barrage of hits by Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, and Jackson Browne. He also played on seminal albums by James Taylor and Carole King, and when the two legendary singer-songwriters co-headlined the highly successful Troubadour Reunion Tour in 2010, Kunkel was there. “I didn’t consciously set out to be sensitive,” Russ says of his popularity among the elite of confessional California rock. “It’s what was needed and wanted for the music at hand.”

On a recent evening at the Slipper Room in New York City, Kunkel, along with his fellow legendary session mates Lee Sklar and Waddy Wachtel, played a showcase of new songs by Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen. When asked what it was about this particular artist that brought together the three old friends – who worked as a recording unit so often that they became known simply as the Section – the drummer replies, “Judith is one of the most talented singer-songwriters I’ve ever met. She wanted to use the musicians that played on her favorite records. I’m really proud to be a part of this.”

Russ in Modern Drummer

“In The Summertime” EP!

I have put together a very special EP, “In The Summertime”, featuring 5 summer themed tracks such as “Summer Nights”, “Summer Breeze” and of course “In The Summertime”! The EP is available EVERYONE, except North America – click below to order yours:

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