I thought it would be interesting to see what type of experiences and drumming “careers” people have had and currently enjoy. Kinda get to know the posters on here a little more in depth drumming wise. For me, I started playing as a self taught drummer in central Pennsylvania when I was 17 in 1975. I kept at it, got better and started playing with better musicians. Played in cover bands mostly until 1983 when I was in an original rock band that had a minor hit record on the east coast. We toured a bit and opened for many big acts of the day. I loved the recording process and became a studio drummer in a local studio while gigging. I was in many really successful rock bands over the course of the next 25 years, playing hundreds and hundreds of shows, and then after much thought, I moved to Nashville to persue a session career. I have a great friend there who is a first call session guitarist that helped me get a foot in the door. I played some sessions, but things have changed quite a bit with budgets and such and I wasn’t doing enough to survive. I had to return to “normal” life and stayed south in the Atlanta area. I had a couple opportunities to play in some cool stuff in Atlanta, but they just didn’t pan out. I don’t play out in rock clubs anymore, different scene nowadays, but I do gig out occasionally with my old band mates. Great fun. How about you all?