i can't help but turn back to DMB every so often and just immerse myself in beauford's incredible live drumming. we all know he can hold his own in the studio, but his live work is just impeccable. that's where the real skill's at, methinks.
As with a lot of us Buddy was his inspiration. Carter's father took him to a show when he was a young'n because he couldnt find a babysitter. Carter used to practice in front of a mirror. While doing this he would try to immitate the audience view of Buddy. This caused him to set up his kit in reverse. Even though he doesnt use the reverse kit today, that early exposure helped with his dexterity big time.
Yamaha drums Yamaha & Mapex hardware Zildjian A & K cymbals