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Old 09-19-2007, 05:45 AM
magdalena magdalena is offline
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Default Kris Myers

maybe i'm overlooking a thread on this guy...

but, he is amazing. check him out. he plays for umphrey's mcgee, a very proficient jam band with a funkier edge.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

oh man, I hope I'm overlooking a thread too cuz Kris needs way more attention than is shown here and his own page here on DW.

Tasty highhat work, insane odd-time grooves, intricate double bass, solid pocket,.......

If only I had a Masters in Jazz drumming too

p.s. for those of u turned off by jam bands cuz of the hippies, etc.. umphrey's does the heaviest, metalish "jamming"
fo those turned off cuz of jam bands simplicity, they also do some of the jazziest, most free-formed and technical

summed up: they mix it up and its music for musicians
but that's just my thoughts
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:59 AM
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people turned off of jam bands becuase of the "hippies" don't need to listen to jam bands
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

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people turned off of jam bands becuase of the "hippies" don't need to listen to jam bands
yeah, but unfortunately that prejudice will keep people from hearing great bands in all sorts of genres, bc unique talent is often summed up by something as one-dimensional as a genre classification
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:39 AM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

great drummer. hes a really cool guy too. i was talking to him at the ann arbor borders show.
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:44 PM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

I love this guy. Saw Umphrey's a couple weeks ago. Does anyone know what this guys mic setup is?
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:21 AM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

I've really been into Umphrey's McGee lately, and I love his style and sound. His drums sound fantastic as well as his playing being incredibly musical.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

bump

why doesn't this guy have a section? he is absolutely incredible...
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

i'm definitely a HUGE fan. jam band turns people off, i would say they're fusion around here to get more interest.


myers plays with a ton of dynamics, even within his grooves. huge fan of the total UM package.
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:05 AM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

bump

you guys got meg white on here but don't have this guy? seriously???

take some time and listen to this guy play. ignore all your prejudices and download a podcast....its free.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

Kris is such a great and influential drummer. I've been into Umphrey's for a few years. Kris's playing has really influenced me. I also like the style of Brann Dailor. My two favoite drummers out there. I love Umphrey's and Mastodon much.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:48 AM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

Yeah, Kris has been my biggest influence since I began playing drums. His licks, jazzy style, and intricate nature will wow any drummer... or music listener for that matter. Just check out his 2 rounds of fills in 'Robot World' on the Anchor Drops album of 2004, just months after he joined Umphrey's McGee. Also, any track on Mantis is sure to melt some face. The guy just deserves more credit. Raw jazz influenced progressive power...
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:16 AM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

Bump.

I'm glad to see the Kris support. He has been the most influential drummer for me over the years and he deserves a spot on here - especially with the videos and interviews available.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:17 AM
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Default Re: Kris Myers

Somehow I just found out about Umphrey's Mcgee and the drummer is blowing me away.
Listening to this right now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yGUvtcN87E
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