I’ve been a fan of my friend Louis Cole’s band Knower since way back. For years I was astonished that there weren’t better drum covers of his music. (Chesley Allen’s was about the only worth mentioning.)
Ready to rise to the challenge, however, is one Mr. Maison Guidry. I’m convinced Maison is to this era of drumming what Chris Dave was to the last: an evolution. People hear Maison and think “when’s he going to play some chops?” (He’s happy to oblige, if you just search his name and “chops”.) But Maison’s more interested in evolving the music. What would happen if an absolute killer checked out all the church drumming, then studied with Ronald Bruner, then checked out Mark Guiliana and Nate Wood? Maison.
So it was with no small bit of aplomb that I discovered Maison had covered not just a Knower tune, but arguably the best knower tune. And, obviously, I had to know what he was doing in the solo.
Ready to check it out? Just click below.
PS tour dates: Japan between October 1 and 10, Thailand between the 10th and the who-knows, and possibly Hong Kong at the end of October. OH - and I’ve been asked to do the DBK hang/clinic at NAMM 2017. A murderer’s row, and somehow I got smuggled in. That’ll be circa the third week of January 2017. Get at me!!