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Episode 32: Kung Fu Drumming, Body Language, and Anxiety w/ Ben Satterlee

July 29, 2020


This week’s guest is Ben Satterlee…I know I say this a lot, but Ben is one of my favorite players right now and for good reason. Similarly to a previous guest, Madden Klass, I love Ben’s ability to wear two hats: a hard-hitting monster of a showman AND a nuanced, controlled pocket player  … aaaaand he wears them quite well. We discuss how every gig from coffee shops to arenas has molded his unique playing style and hopefully you can walk away with a better understanding of how his priorities can sink into your practice. We also touch on a topic that I wish more people talked about; anxiety. I certainly deal with it on a daily basis and I am grateful that Ben was willing to open up about his past and the ways he dealt with professional hurdles. I hope this goes without saying, but please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to me via Big Fat Snare Drum or my personal account @benhilzinger. I’m always here to talk or listen. Support is out there guys. Anyways…enjoy the show!

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