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Larnell Lewis “What About Me” Drum Playthrough

Larnell Lewis  /  UPDATED Aug 19, 2022

Larnell Lewis has a magic in his drumming that nobody else can replicate, and he shares his talents in this playthrough of “What About Me” from Snarky Puppy’s 2014 release, We Like It Here.

We could rave about Larnell for paragraphs (he’s also a DrumeoCOACH for Edge members), but you should just watch it and see. Check out his creative accent placements and sonic cymbal choices.

“It’s a song that pushed my limits when I first encountered it,” he said. That’s not all: he had to learn an entire album’s worth of Snarky Puppy tunes while on a plane (they called him with 24 hours’ notice to record We Like It Here).

And if you want proof of how quickly Larnell can learn a song, check out this video:

Larnell Lewis is a Grammy Award-winning musician, composer, producer, and educator. Along with his long-standing position behind the drums in Snarky Puppy, Larnell has led many highly successful groups of his own and toured the globe with some of the most well known names in music, including Etienne Charles, Gregory Porter, Benny Golson, Lalah Hathaway, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Lisa Fisher, Kurt Elling, Gary Burton, and more. Larnell received the Contemporary Drummer Of The Year award at the 2021 Drumeo Awards.

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