Bo Bice/ Independent - United States
OverviewWith 5 years in Nashville under his belt and 3 years touring with American Idol’s Bo Bice, it’s no surprise that Austin Curcuruto was named runner up for Up and Coming Drummer of 2010 by Modern Drummer readers.
At just 26 years, Curcuruto has already toured the world with various Nashville based artists including headlining tours with Bo Bice as well as opening slots for rock icons Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
But while he spends much of his time on the road, touring with the American Idol Season 4 runner up, Curcuruto also maintains a busy schedule at home in Music City and in the surrounding area, honing his skills in all genres and studying with respected drummers including David Northrup (Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll Winner for Country and Clinician) and Stockton Helbing (Drummer and Musical Director for the late Maynard Ferguson).
Austin proudly endorses Pearl Drums and hardware.
Equipment ConfigurationMCX Masters Series
Vintage Red Wine
22x18 bass drum
16x16 floor tom
14x5.5 snare drum
10x5 wood Firecracker snare drum
DR503 ICON Rack
H900 hi-hat stand
S1000 snare stand
CH1000 cymbal holder x 7
P2000C Eliminator pedal