Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 55 - Tony Artimisi

Winston-Salem State University (NC) Chair of Liberal Studies and Professor of Percussion and Music Business Tony Artimisi talks about getting the job at WSSU while doing the doctorate at UNCG (01:45), the Music Business aspect of his workload (24:40), growing up in Collinsville, Illinois and learning from Johnny Lee Lane growing up (30:05), going to Eastern Illinois University for undergrad (45:10), starting work drumming in Nashville (49:40), meeting Ndugu Chancler (59:20), his senior recital at EIU (01:05:55), listening lessons with drummer Jim White (01:12:20), going to Tennessee State for grad school while doing session work (01:25:25), and dealing with Random-Ass Questions (01:31:55).

Finishing with a rave on The Big Sick and a PSA (01:42:45).


Tony Artimisi's WSSU page

Tony Artimisi's Mapex Drums page




Native Instruments



Cort McClaren

John R. Beck

Kris Keeton

Nathan Daughtrey

"Too Much Sugar For a Dime" - Henry Threadgill

"The Erlking" for spoken word and drumset - Tony Artimisi adapted

"To the Gods of Rhythm" - Nebojsa Zivkovic

"Rising Catharsis" - Tony Artimisi

David Nelson

Jeff Porcaro

All You Need to Know About the Music Business - Donald Passman

Tom Roady

Blake Fleming

"Back in Black" and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" - AC/DC

Chris Tomlin

Johnny Lee Lane

Leon "Ndugu" Chancler

Ricky Burkhead

Joe Bonadio

Don Parker

Little River Band

"China Grove" - The Doobie Brothers

Bobby Jones Show

Tony Williams

Nashville Drummers Lunch

Soundcheck Studios Nashville

Vince Gill and Amy Grant

BET's 20th Anniversary

Alex Van Halen

Tommy Igoe

Julie Spencer

"Generally Spoken It is Nothing but Rhythm" - Nebojsa Zivkovic

"Dream of the Cherry Blossoms" - Keiko Abe

Michael Bump

Keith Carlock

Billy Ward


Jim Riley

Eddie Bayers

Jim White

Steve Smith

"The Sidewinder" - Lee Morgan

"Take the A Train" - Duke Ellington

Gene Lake

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony - Randy Waldman Trio (Colaiuta on drums)

"Rosanna" - Toto

John Sutton

Shannon Browne

"Beat It" and "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson

"Eruption" - Van Halen

Captain America: Winter Soldier trailer

Mystery Science Theater 3000


The Big Sick trailer