On this episode of Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with percussionist Nikki Glaspie, a premier young drummer who’s roaring rhythms with The Nth Power, a group she co-founded, have amazed fans of all genres from gospel to alternative. From the time she was a toddler, Nikki has lived a life that is brimming with music. She started playing drums in church when she was 2 years old, and since her early days has blossomed into a stunning young musician. Proof of her immense dedication to her passion can be found in the lengthy list of great musicians she’s shared the stage with, which includes Beyoncé, Dumpstaphunk, and Maceo Parker.
In this episode, Nikki and Kraz talk about an eye-opening moment of musical discovery in Nikki’s youth, playing in styles outside of her comfort zone, touring and recording with Beyoncé, and much more. Towards the end of the episode Nikki gives a few pieces of advice for young musicians, but something that musicians of all ages can learn from- for someone who has played with many of her musical heroes, she is humble and inquisitive about her craft.
Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.
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