Drums and Rums

Drums and Rums

Where the backbeats meet the spirits. A podcast on drummers, musicians and music lovers all while sampling various rums from around the world. Check out our website for more content, like my blog.http://www.drumsandrums.com

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July 17, 2024 47 mins

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In this episode of "Drums and Rums: Backbeats Meets the Spirits," Paul, the host, is in Key West for another podcast episode featuring Jessica from Nauti Beach Rum. They discuss their previous meeting at the Tampa Bay Rum Experience and upcoming Key West Rum Festival. 

Jessica shares the origins of Nauti Beach Rum, which started as a joke during COVID-19 when they had an excess of coconut w...

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Kevin and Paul casual banter about Paul's trip to the Keys and upcoming Key West Rum Festival. Kevin shares exciting news about his album gaining traction in France and reveals plans for a UK tour. 

The episode features guests Russ and Desi from the metal band A Moment of Violence (AMOV), who discuss their decision to rename the band to a...

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July 10, 2024 39 mins

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We learned about our guest and his band from fellow podcast Hook and Bridge. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio the home of the rock and roll hall of fame. We learn about Julian the drummer for Ataraxis.

We also put him through, In Four Beats or Less:
1. Who’s on your Mt Rushmore of drummers?
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July 9, 2024 56 mins

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Talking about releasing music as a indie artists
Release of his new CD
Check out Jason's new cd "Inside Out" available on platforms.
Music review
Guitar



We also review the song "My Endless Nightmare" by AMOV to see if its the Riff or the Rhythm that makes the song.

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Where is Mile Marker 0? Well it's at the end of US 1 in Key West, Florida. Also can you believe there's never been a rum festival in Key West before? I can't! Well I traveled down recently and hung out with Key West Rum Fest co-owner & director, Neil Lindley.

Neil and I talk about the upcoming inaugural Key West Rum Fest, August 14-18. There's over 30 rum brands attending the ...

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Is our guest possibly the reincarnate of Tito Puente? In the episode with Tito Puente Jr, he mentioned that our guest is almost like watching his father perform. Our guest is Wally El Timbalero. Wally tells me that he was mesmerized by seeing Tito Sr. perform on Sesame Street which sparked his passion into learning everything about him. Wally also shares some interesting talents that most people don't kn...

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July 2, 2024 42 mins

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Kevin and Paul reviewed our guest's song on ep 39 and now we have him on the couch. We have talented Jason Montero, singer songwriter. He performs solo, with a trio and with the Sour Mash Band. Jason shares with us how he landed in Arizona where the music scene was huge back in the 90's with bands like the Gin Blossoms to how he landed h...

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David Reif, CEO of Reif Rum joins me over Zoom (sorry for a little video lag) to talk about his drive, becoming an entrepreneur at an early age to starting a rum company during Covid and killer rum cakes. Also we talk about being part of the inaugural Tampa Bay Rum Experience event.

Also he shares a drum story that you might be surprised about.

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Kevin and Paul discuss one of the most controversial music topic..... Tribute Bands.
Is it still the same band even when there's only one original member left? We discuss a few examples of bands where there's a few original members and ones with no original member but just in name only.

We also review the s...

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June 18, 2024 52 mins

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Some of the venues we mentioned where you can see live music in the Treasure Coast surrounding areas.

Stuart:
- COnchie Joes, Terra Ferr Mata. Ocean Republic, Coastal Karma, Hop Life, Side Door Brewery, Charlies

Fort Pierce Area:
- The Tiki, Sunrise Sands, Square Grouper,  On the Edge, Archies, Pie Hole, Crabby's Dockside...

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June 11, 2024 59 mins

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Billy and Chris from "Back-n-Business" are back and we get into a deep discussion about the current state of music. From Kiss's avatars to how backing of large marketing can make a difference to Chris being neighbors with Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Jon Oliva.

Also, in our Riff or Rhythm segment we review the song "Figh...

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June 4, 2024 49 mins

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New band with some familiar faces. Our guests are Billy T and Chris from the band Back-n-Business. They tell us about their new project about ready to launch. Paul and Billy catch up about a gig when they were in the band Sonic Sun.  Chris shares a Tales from the Road about a member of Kiss.

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Nia from My Rum Diaries team up for this episode with Jane Graham Esq. of Sunshine City Law. Jane was a presenter at the Tampa Bay Rum Experience with us and one of the perks of being a sponsor was being on the Drums and Rums podcast.

Jane also shares with us some of the interesting laws around the alcohol business and t...

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May 28, 2024 79 mins

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Freya Neale of the Band Freya is back with us and this time to help us do a song review. When we talked about reviewing Kevin's song, we said she was the best one to do it with Paul. So Kevin took the hot seat on the couch for the review of his song "Day by Day".

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We are joined by the talented Freya Neale of The Band Freya. She is a musician in the Treasure Coast area who performs with her father as a duo. Freya grew up around her father's music, so music is in the blood. She's also takes about holistic medicine.

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I met Dave Colella in Memphis, Tennessee at the 2024 International Blues Challenge. He is the drummer for Piper and the Hard Times. Thier performances that weekend was phenomenal. I also find out we are fellow Jersey Boys where he grew up in New Jersey and took lessons with famed drummer Joe Morello.

We also put him throu...

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Brian Hill, owner of Bubble Up's Guitar Works in Stuart, Florida is back with more memories about growing up in Jacksonville, Florida and around the legends of southern rock like the Van Zandt family. He talks about how the name of his guitar shop got it's name. 

Also the thr...

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May 7, 2024 56 mins

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When you have other people giving you praise and shoutouts, you know you are doing something right. Back on episode 28, Bryan and Jeff shouted out our guest for turning them on to Blue Magic strings. They now have restrung all their guitars in the studio. Who is this guest? We have owner of Bub...

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I have arguable country music's number one drummer, Rich Redmond. He has been the touring and recording drummer with multi platinum country rocker Jason Aldean for 24 years. Rich and I discuss how he got started in music and drums, the many other things he's working on outside of music including motivational speaking eve...

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In this episode, Rene Rivera comes back for more and we have a great conversation about how musicians get paid so little now a days compared pre-streaming. Also he shares with us something he's most fearful of.

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