Johnny Reid / Trioshift - United States
OverviewChuck has his home in Nashville but his musical foundation comes from Memphis where he shaped his skills and received a degree in music from Memphis State University. For eight years he taught at the Memphis Drum Shop. While in Memphis he played in a rock band call Big Fish that had a development deal with Sony Records.
He also played part time in the Jackson TN. Symphony Orchestra and filled the drum chair with Free World, a Grateful Dead cover band. He was very blessed to be able to play with several local and touring jazz legends. Some of the jazz greats that Chuck has played with are Jimmy Heath, Herb Ellis, Phineas Newborn Jr., Calvin Newborn, Herman Green, and Tom Brown. Chuck’s diverse musical talent was in full swing.
In April of ‘92 Chuck moved to Nashville where he started working in a show at Opryland Theme Park. The first touring act that he worked for from Nashville was Mike Griffin, a Blues artist on Waldoxy Records. After two years of touring the Blues circuit Chuck landed a gig with a rising Country Artist named Paul Brandt. Many other artist, from Music City USA, have shared his drumming talents around the world, such as Martina McBride, Allison Brown, Mark Selby, Great Plains, Steve Holy and Chris Cummings.
He has also played with the L.A. based Jazz Artist Willie Walman and the virtuoso bass player Rob Wasserman. For the past six years, Chuck has been the driving force behind the Rock’n Country artist Terri Clark. In 2004 he toured with Terri as the opening act for Toby Keith and in 2005 as the opening act with Reba. Chuck toured with Terri following the huge success of her Greatest Hits Record. Chuck’s grooves are on the No Fear track of that record. He can also be heard on Mark Shelby’s record More Storms Comin on Vanguard records. He is currently performing with Johnny Reid and his jazz rock project, Trioshift.
Chuck says there are two keys to being a working professional drummer: Be diverse and make everything you play groove.
Trioshift @ MySpace
Equipment ConfigurationBRX Masters Series
24x18 bass drum
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Steve Ferrone Signature snare drum