The Best Seat in the House

Currently in production, The Best Seat in the House is an original documentary film project about music - from the perspective of the drummer. As I embark on my lifelong dream to learn to play the drums, the film chronicles my music journey and conversations with some of the world’s greatest musicians. We discuss what it means to support a song while uncovering the mystery behind this often misunderstood instrument.



Hal Blaine

Herlin Riley

Jackson Browne

James Gadson

James Taylor

Jamey Haddad

Jason Gianni

Jim Keltner

Jimmy Cobb

Jimmy Vivino

JJ Johnson

Joe Porcaro

Josh Freese

Kenny Aronoff

Kim Thompson 

Larry Campbell

Leland Sklar

Manu Katche

Mark Flynn

Mark Kelley

Matt Chamberlain

Mauricio Lewak

Max Weinberg

Mickey Hart

Mike Ness

Mohammed Alidu

Neil Peart

Omar Hakim

Pedrito Martinez

Pete Thomas

Peter Gabriel

Pino Palladino

Preservation Hall Jazz Band


Abe Laboriel Jr. & Sr.

Alex Lifeson

Amy Helm

Andy Newmark

Bakithi Kumalo

Benmont Tench

Bill Bruford

Billy Cobham

Bobby Keys

Brian Blade

Bun E Carlos

Chad Cromwell

Chad Smith

Charlie Watts

Chester Thompson

Chuck Leavell

Conan O’Brien

Darryl Jones

Dave Garibaldi

Dave Grohl

David Hidalgo Jr.

David Hood


Derek Trucks

Doug Clifford

Dr. John

Ed Shaughnessy

Emmylou Harris

Foo Fighters


Geddy Lee

Glenn Kotche

Griffin Goldsmith

at Levon Helm's drum kit

at Levon Helm's drum kit


Will Lee

Zigaboo Modeliste


Rich Pagano

Rick Allen

Roger Hawkins

Rosanne Cash

Russ Kunkel

Shannon Powell

Shawn Pelton

Sheila E

Social Distortion

Stan Lynch

Stanton Moore

Steve Cropper

Steve Ferrone

Steve Gadd

Steve Jordan

Steve Smith

Stewart Copeland

Stu Cook

T-Bone Wolk

Taylor Hawkins

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Terri Lyne Carrington

The Flaming Lips

The Roots

Tony Levin

Topper Headon

Tower of Power

Tyler Greenwell

Vic Firth

Victor Wooten

Vusi Khumalo