Keith Carlock

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Keith Carlock
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Keith Carlock in 2004
Background information
Birth name Keith Carlock
Born 1971
Origin Clinton, Mississippi, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion, backing vocals
Years active 1990s–present
Associated acts
Website keithcarlock.com

Keith Carlock is an American jazz drummer who has played with Wayne Krantz, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, John Mayer, Sting, and Chris Botti. In Modern Drummer's 2009 Readers Poll, he was voted best Pop, Fusion, and All-Around drummer. He is a member of the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.[1]

Carlock was born in Clinton, Mississippi, and attended North Texas State University.[2]

In October 2009, he released an instructional DVD called The Big Picture: Phrasing, Improvisation, Style, and Technique.[3]

Carlock met and began playing with Steely Dan in the late 1990s, starring on their album Two Against Nature released in 2000 and then Everything Must Go released in 2003. Carlock has been touring with them since 2003, continuing to do so despite Walter Becker's death in 2017.[4][5] In January 2014, Carlock joined Toto, replacing longtime drummer Simon Phillips. He played on every track of the album Toto XIV and toured with them in April–May 2014.[6]

Carlock uses Gretsch drums, Evans Drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame". Retrieved July 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Keith Carlock". Drummerworld. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ Bergamini, Joe. "Keith Carlock: Behind The Scenes". Drum Magazine. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Found Dead at 67". RollingStone.com. September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on November 12, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Steely Dan 2015 touring band". SteelyDan.com. May 5, 2015. Archived from the original on November 12, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Toto Ramps Up for Busy 2014 with Planned Studio Album, Upcoming DVD/CD Release, Japanese Tour". TotoOfficial.com. January 23, 2014. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2015.