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Ken Smith
Independent - United States


Ken E. Smith is the spark plug for Country superstar Clay Walker... helping to make him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. Walker has placed 32 titles on Billboard's singles chart and scored four platinum selling albums and two gold albums.

After studying with Bruce Bray, a prominent Austin area instructor, Ken made a name for himself on the competitive Texas honky tonk circuit before graduating to success on a national level. During his 16-year tenure with Clay, he has appeared on Austin City Limits, The Grand Ole Opry, The Craig Ferguson Show, Fox and Friends, The Carson Daily Show and Lopez Tonight. He has also studied with Kenny Aronoff and Chester Thompson. Ken, with his wife Beverly and two children, live in the Nashville area where he is also a session musician and educator.

Ken is sponsored by Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, and Prentice Practice Pads.



Equipment Configuration

Reference Series
Granite Sparkle
22x16 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 brass Reference Series snare
14x6.5 aluminum Sensitone snare
14x6.5 phosphor bronze Sensitone snare

Jingle Cajon
Travel Conga