First Name: Eric
Last Name: Blume
Birthday: 1972-01-09 00:00:00
Location: United States
Display Name: email@example.com
Drumming Since: 1982
Eric Blume's 35 years of drumming has inspired many students and fans. Eric is currently teaching online and in Sunbury Ohio.
I started playing drums when I was about 10 years old. My two best friends were guitar players and they needed a drummer so I figured, why not.
At the age of 15, I was fortunate enough to get a job at the Columbus Percussion Center working for Jim Rupp. I took lessons from Peter Retzlof and I am very thankful to both of them for that experience.
After a few years of college I was playing with some bands in the local clubs around the Ohio State University campus. For the next 10 years I played virtually every night of the week with various local artists. The music ranged from rock, metal, funk, soul, blues, jazz, jam bands, singer songwriters, rockabilly, western swing etc.
In 2004 I was working with Teeny Tucker and we took third place at the International Blues Challenge.
2007 I returned to Memphis with The Sean Carney Band and we took first place. This event is held annually by the Blues Foundation.
During the period between 2005 and 2010 I was fortunate enough to make 12 tours in Europe as well as tours in Canada, Mexico and South America. I have played many of the world's most prestigious blues festivals.
I've performed with Ray Fuller, Willie Pooch, Teeny Tucker, Big Joe Duskin, Joe Weaver, Wendy Dewitt, Wilbert Longmire, Gene Walker, Guitar Shorty, Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater, Robin Rogers and many others. It was an honor to play with some of the world's greatest blues artists and I'm very thankful for the experience.
Looking forward to meeting all of you. Many Thanks
Performance at The 2007 Blues Music Awards
First Place at The 2007 International Blues Challenge
Third Place at The 2005 International Blues Challenge
Rate: $20 / 30 minutes
Lesson Type: Online & Local
Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Specialties: Beginner, Rudimental, Theory, Song Breakdowns
Ages: All Ages
Teaching Since: 1995
Eric Blume Six Basic Beats w/ Keating Sharp
Eric Blume "Aja" Steely Dan Drum Cover (Steve Gadd Drum Solo)
Eric Blume "46 and 2" Tool Drum Solo Cover
Eric Blume playing Songo
Drums: Yamaha, Gretsch, Ludwig
Cymbals: Zildjian, Istanbul, Sabian. Paiste
Sticks: Vic Firth, Regal Tip, Pro-Mark
Drum Heads: Remo, Evans, Aquarian
Hardware: Drum Workshop, Yamaha, Pearl