Acoustics Education and Research

As of Fall 2018, I’ll be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, working toward’s my masters in Architectural Acoustics. For me, studying acoustics is a natural extension of my work in mechanical engineering and music and my curiosity about the human experience of sound.

More about Acoustics at RPI.






Image from Wikimedia Commons. February 14, 2015 from Radio-Electronic Engineering magazine, Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., New York, Vol. 20, No. 5, May 1949 , p. 99 on

Interview on the Drummer’s Resource Podcast

I had the pleasure of talking to Nick Ruffini, host of the Drummer’s Resource podcast on the topic of transitioning from your day job to playing drums full time. Nick has been creating a dialog about different ways of getting into this business and redefining what it means to be a professional drummer, a topic I feel is really important in our community.


Also, I recommend subscribing and checking out some of the other interviews with everyone from Keith Carlock to Steve Ferrone.

KCRW Live Session

Between Coachella weekends, we went to Santa Monica to play a 6-song set live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.  I’m a fan of this series.  Their videos are great whenever you want to really geek out on a band you like, so it was fun to finally be a part of it. Thanks to DDrum and Roland for helping me put together this crazy hybrid kit you’re hearing.


Audio and video of the full set here:


2017 Tour Dates

I’ll be touring this year with the British artist and producer, SOHN in support of his new album Rennen. Here are some initial 2017 Europe and North America dates.  More info HERE.

13 February – VIENNA, Arena
14 February – MUNICH, Technikum
15 February – MILAN, Magnolia
16 February – GRAZ, PPC
17 February – BERLIN, Astra Kulturhaus
18 February – COLOGNE, Kantine
20 February – STOCKHOLM, Debaser Strand
21 February – OSLO, Parkteatret
22 February – COPENHAGEN, Koncertuset Studio 2
23 February – HAMBURG, MOJO
25 February – AMSTERDAM, Melkweg
26 February – BRUSSELS, Botanique
27 February – PARIS, La Maroquinerie
1 March – LONDON, Electric Brixton
19 March – DALLAS, TX, Trees
20 March – HOUSTON, TX, White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
22 March – ATLANTA, GA, Terminal West
23 March – CARRBORO, NC, Cat’s Cradle
24 March – WASHINGTON, DC, 9.30 Club
25 March – NEW YORK, NY, Warsaw
26 March – NEW YORK, NY, Irving Plaza
29 March – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer
30 March – BOSTON, MA, The Sinclair
31 March – MONTREAL, QC, Fairmount Theatre
1 April – TORONTO, ON, Danforth Music Hall
3 April – CHICAGO, IL, Thalia Hall
4 April – MADISON, WI, Majestic Theatre
5 April – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Triple Rock
8 April – VANCOUVER, BC, Rickshaw Theater
9 April – SEATTLE, WA, Neptune Theater
10 April – PORTLAND, OR, Wonder Ballroom
12 April – SAN FRANCISCO, The Regency
13 April – LOS ANGELES, Fonda Theater
14 April – COACHELLA
21 April – COACHELLA

20 May VALLE DE BRAVO, MEXICO, Bravo Festival
6/16/17 MANNHEIM, GERMANY, Maifeld Derby Festival
6/17/17 BARCELONA, SPAIN, Sonar by Day
6/24/17 BEUNINGEN, NETHERLANDS, Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
6/25/17 MOSCOW, RUSSIA, Bosco Fresh Festival
7/1/17 WERCHTER, BELGIUM, Rock Werchter Festival
7/5/17 CESENA, ITALY, Acieloaperto at Rocca Malatestiana
7/7/17 PADOVA, ITALY, Just Like Heaven at Anfiteatro del Venda
7/8/17 KATOWICE, POLAND, Festival Tauron Nowa Muzyka
7/13/17 CLUJ, ROMANIA, Electric Castle Festival
7/15/17 SOUTHWOLD, UK, Latitude Festival
7/16/17 FERROPOLIS, GERMANY, Melt Festival
7/22/17 WEISEN, AUSTRIA, Out of The Woods
7/27/17 WASHINGTON, DC, Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/28/17 BOSTON, MA  Blue Hills Bank Pavilion   
8/1/17 CLEVELAND, OH Jacobs Pavilio
8/3/17 KANSAS CITY, MO Starlight Theatre
8/6/17 MONTREAL, QC Osheaga Festival
8/7/17 DENVER, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/9/17 LOS ANGELES, CA, Shrine Auditorium
8/10/17LOS ANGELES, CA, Shrine Auditorium
8/11/17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Outside Lands Festival
8/19/17 BOCHUM, GERMANY, Ritournelle Festival
8/20/17 HAMBURG, GERMANY, Dockville Festival
9/30/17 SAN DIEGO, CA, CRSSD Festival
10/15/17 MIAMI, FL, II Points Festival

Shows with SOHN

I recently had the opportunity to play drums for SOHN on five intimate shows in Europe and the US to preview some songs from his upcoming record. It was an honor to work with such a fantastic Vienna-based band and crew and to play for sold out crowds that were not only super excited about the new music, but also seemed to really appreciate the addition of live drums to the show.

Also had a lot of fun putting together this mad scientist kit with the help of Roland and DDrum.

P.S. It was my first time in Vienna. What a beauty, that city!


Jingle Ball with Conrad Sewell

I’m looking forward to drumming for Conrad Sewell at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball on these dates.

Dec 3. Oracle Arena, Oakland
Dec 4. Staples Center, Los Angeles
Dec. 8. Columbus, Ohio
Dec. 9. Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Dec. 11. Madison Square Garden, New York
Dec. 12. Poughkeepsie, New York
Dec. 16. Rosemont, Illinois
Dec. 18. BBT Center, Sunrise, Florida
Dec. 19. Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

Playing this beautiful walnut kit from DDrum.

Conrad Ddrum

Fall Update, Australia, New Zealand

I happy to share I’ve been busy working for the very talented Australian pop star, Conrad Sewell.  We just finished two sold out headlining tours of Australia and New Zealand and a handful of dates opening for Maroon 5.  Conrad also ended up winning the Aria Award for Song of the Year for his song, “Start Again”.

I learned Australia has some damn fine coffee.  Good food too.

Here’s a snap from our last show. Metro Theater in Sydney.  November 25.

Conrad Metro


SXSW 2015

I had a great time at South By Southwest with Conrad Sewell.  We played the Spotify House, the 300 Entertainment Showcase, and even fit in a trip to the legendary Franklin Barbecue.  I’m still full!

Conrad recently released a pair of singles, “Hold Me Up” which has climbed to #2 on the Spotify Global Viral charts and “Start Again” which he performed on the NBC Today Show last Wednesday.




Forty Below Records Free Sampler On Noisetrade

The team at Forty Below Records just put out a compilation of recent releases from the label, as well as a few other terrific Eric Corne productions.  It’s available on Noisetrade as a free download.

Forty Below Records & Friends, Volume I features tracks from blues legends John Mayall and Walter Trout, Americana veterans Tim Easton and Anne McCue, emerging artists KaiL Baxley, Sam Morrow and Bonson Berner, and other friends and frequent collaborators of Forty Below founder Eric Corne, including Joanna Wang. A star in her native Taiwan, yet still unreleased in North America, this adventurous songwriter pushes the boundaries with an American supergroup as her backing band.