I am a studio and live drummer based out of Nashville, TN that started playing drums at the age of 3. Never having a lesson I’ve developed my own sound, being inspired by many drummers and musicians throughout the years. After playing drums all through school and local bands, I heard about the Guitar Center Drum Off. I entered this competition in 2007 at the age of 20 and ended up winning! It truly changed my life and gave me the confidence to move from West Virginia to pursue a career in music.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with some talented artists and bands but for the past 8 years I’ve been the touring/studio drummer for country artist Lee Brice. I’ve gotten to play some amazing shows the last few years including sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden, The Forum, The Filmore, The Ryman Auditorium, along with numerous attendance record setting shows at NFL, MLB, and NBA stadiums and arenas.
Along with all the touring and live shows, I also love my time in the studio. I’ve had the honor to track drums on Lee Brice’s latest number 1 singles, I Don’t Dance, and Rumor, along with a handful of other tracks that made his last 2 albums. Aside from working with Lee, I do a lot of other demo/master sessions with many different artists and genres. When I’m not working out of the of the top studios in Nashville, I also work out of my home studio. I’m able to send drum tracks to whoever needs them anywhere in the world. Gotta love technology.
You may have also seen me while you were flipping through the channels on your TV. I’ve performed on several popular day and night shows including David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, The Voice and many more. Be sure to check out the video section to see some of these performances.
When I’m not playing drums I enjoy playing golf, working out, and spending time with my Wife and two Daughters, Ellison and Denver. My family is the reason I do what I do and why I put so much effort into making my career the best it can be. I want to make them proud and show my kids that you can do anything you put your mind to.
My goal of this website it to create a place for drummers/musicians to get inspired to create their own voice in the music industry. I want to share my knowledge and approach to having an edge in this crazy business. Rather you are wanting to learn how to play a cool drum groove, or wanting to learn how to find a gig, I want to be there for support. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. You can hit the contact link or DM me on my social media pages.
I hope to see you all out on the road sometime. Thanks for all of your support. God bless and rock on.
– Donnie Marple –