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Barry Keane — Studio Drumming in Toronto 1981

SKF NOTE: Modern Drummer’s first decade was a time for discovery. Never before in my lifetime, and I think the same is true of most MD readers, had we so much indepth access to great drummers. And pro drummers never … Continue reading

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Barry Keane: Teaching Drums the Way I Wanted to Be Taught

SKF NOTE: Barry Keane is among the most successful drummers I know, with a long career as a studio drummer, and a touring gig with one of the world’s great songwriters, Gordon Lightfoot, that has lasted, so far, over 40 … Continue reading

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Barry Keane and Scott K Fish

SKF NOTE: Barry Keane and I catching up briefly onstage at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine after Gordon Lightfoot’s May 17, 2017 performance. I love Barry’s expression. He seems to be thinking, “If I’m patient, I’m sure Fish will make his … Continue reading

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Barry Keane’s Onstage Drumset for Gordon Lightfoot

SKF NOTE: I’ve known Barry Keane more than half my life — since 1980 or 1981 when we met for his feature interview with Modern Drummer. Last April we caught up after Gordon Lightfoot’s concert in Orono, Maine. I wrote … Continue reading

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Jim Gordon: ‘Gordon Lightfoot Was a Very Methodical Man’

SKF NOTE: Here’s the second excerpt from my interview with Jim Gordon. We had been talking about his work as a studio drummer/percussionist. I asked Jim if he had any favorite records from his studio days. After citing a few … Continue reading

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Gordon Lightfoot: ‘I Like Everything to Swing’

SKF NOTE: On April 14 I wrote about Gordon Lightfoot’s great band. Here in an April 21 newspaper story is Mr. Lightfoot himself praising his band. One other point: Gordon clearly thinks of himself as a band member. That comes … Continue reading

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Barry Keane: Playing What’s Right for the Songs

SKF NOTE: I always enjoy speaking with Barry Keane. Barry and I first met in 1980 or 1981 when I interviewed him for the August-September 1981 Modern Drummer. We spoke about Barry’s experience as a studio drummer, with Anne Murray … Continue reading

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