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Best drummer in last 20 years -- CARTER BEAUFORD

by Brian

Carter Beauford

Carter Beauford

Anybody who has seen him live, heard him play, or even better seen his instructional DVD comes away thinking this isn't fair, that a guy can be this good.

He's listed as #23 in this poll only because few rock/pop music fans and drummers over 50 have ever heard of him.

What makes him the most unique drummer I have seen in my 42 years is his open handed style on a traditional right handed kit, playing hi-hat and ride with his left hand to free up his right to do more amazing and complex things.

Just go to youtube and search Carter Beauford if you don't believe me. Plus have you ever seen a guy happier than him while playing -- he blows bubbles with his gum in the middle of insane drum solos and sings as well.

I wish I could play 25% as good as him...

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Jan 22, 2018
facts NEW
by: ur mothers husband

I think carter beauford is the best of his time. People always compare him to neil peart but i think neil peart should be compared to him

Jan 22, 2018
boi NEW
by: Anonymous

i fukkd ur mom boi

Nov 11, 2015
Education NEW
by: Rosemarie S. Steele

hey! Brain. Hope you are doing great. You seem to have such a good taste for drummers. Carter Beauford is a nice one. I would recommend a place for you. It's buy dissertations online. It has music industry as a topic of discussion. In which all instruments of music are discard in detail. The drum is also one of the topics of great discussion.

Oct 28, 2014
Carter is awesome NEW
by: Laurie

I wonder why people made Steve Gadd a household name and yet Carter remains a hidden gem?

Jul 25, 2014
Well... NEW
by: Jeff

He's very good. But I have yet to hear any living drummer impress me as much as Billy Cobham has.

Oct 01, 2012
Happiest Drummer Ever! NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm not a drummer, but found this site because I consider him the happiest drummer I've ever seen. Glad to see that those who know consider him a talent as well. I wish we could all experience the joy he seems to feel during concerts! it's WOW...

Dec 15, 2011
by: Anonymous

Almost NO ONE can touch Carter Beauford... when he breaks into a 45 second solo, I find it hard to not feel goosebumps EVERYTIME! Ive seen DMB 15x in 5 years and Carter AT LEAST should be in top 10.

May 31, 2011
Mostly Agree
by: Anonymous

I'm over 50, I've heard of Carter and to have him listed as #23 is a joke! I would rank Mr. Beauford NO lower than #2 and it would be a real toss up between him and Neil Peart for #1. There are some great drummers out there but Carter is at the aboslute top of his game!

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