#65 Nate Morton- Drummer for NBC's "The Voice" and More!
Our product review for this week are the Rupert Neve D.I boxes (direct input).
Music News for this week.....
Nate had two major influences. One being Animal from the Muppet show and the toy drumset (with paper heads)
The other influence being the Tennessee State University Aristocrat Marching Band which is part of the HBCU (Historically Black College and Universities) Marching Band circuit.
Here are some more details on the Columbia House Record and Tape Club.
Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Lisa Stansfield were a few of the records Nate played along to in his college years. Some of the 45s that used to make their way through Nate's rotation were: George Clinton, The (Mighty) O'Jays, The Temptations, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Gladys Knight. Booker T. and the MGs, specifically the tune "Soul Limbo".
In college at Berklee College of Music, Nate enjoyed numerous GRP artists (as well as others) like Chick Corea, Eric Marienthal, John Patitucci, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Peter Erskine, Dennis Chambers, John Scofield, Mike Stern, & Omar Hakim.
Nate refers to The Voice band as his family.
Nate uses: Pearl Drums & Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals & Sticks, Remo Drumheads, Roland Electronics, E-Pad! Practice Pads, Big Fat Snare Drum, Cympad, Kelly SHU, WingKey, Kick Pro Pillows & Sennheiser Headphones exclusively.
(The Najee song "Tokyo Blue" Nate refers to having Omar Hakim playing drums.)