“C&C are making some of the best drums on the planet. Every kit I play sounds great and is beautifully crafted. A lot of heart and soul goes into these drums – the Cardwells are an impressive pair.”
I started playing drums in 1989. I had an excellent first teacher, Steve Earle of the seminal Cincinnati band The Afghan Whigs. After high school I went to college in Cleveland, where I took lessons from the great Greg Bandy (Pharoah Sanders, Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, et al). He gave me the confidence to, as he put it, “get on the bandstand”. A few years later, I was living in New York City and along with my brother and other good friends from Cincinnati we started a band, The National. The band has been very lucky to play shows all over the world – I am very thankful that I get to play drums on any bandstand. In addition to my work with The National, I have performed or recorded for artists such as Beth Orton, Bob Weir, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Glen Hansard, Martha Wainwright, My Brightest Diamond, Norah Jones, Owen Pallet, and Trey Anastasio.
- C&C Maple Custom Kit
- Black Oyster Pearl
- 20“ x 14 Kickdrum
- 13“ x 9 Racktom
- 18“ x 16 Floortom
- 14” × 8 / 14” × 5.5 Snaredrum