Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Modern Drummer Blog Post

Here is the link to my new Modern Drummer Magazine blog post that came out today.http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2012/08/charlie-woodburn-2/#.UCF61vZlSAZ Thank you Billy Amendola and Adam Budofsky.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

May/June Drumming Gigs and Recordings

It's been a while since I posted here, but I'm back! I will start with my activity/gigs since mid-May, then talk about what's been going on with me currently on drums.

May 4th The Abe Lincon Story at Taix 
May 15th Drunk On Crutches at Los Globos
June 1st The Abe Lincoln Story at Taix
June 2nd Recorded new material with Bell Gardens
June 15th Bell Gardens in Caramel, CA
June 16th Bell Gardens in Big Sir, CA
June 17th Bell Gardens in San Luis Obispo, CA
June 21st Emily Grace Clark at On the Rox
July 6th Abe Lincoln Story record release party
July 7th Emily Grace Clark at The Oyster House

And here are some new releases I'm on:

The Abe Lincoln Story "What Time Is It?! It's Story Time!" record is available Itunes and on CD at  http://abelincolnstory.bandcamp.com

The new Bell Gardens single 'Through the Rain' is available for pre-order at http://shop.southern.com/bell-gardens/ with the album "Full Sundown Assembly" to be released in September on Southern Records. Check out Bell Gardens at www.bellgardensmusic.com

Burger Records just re-released the Bell Gardens "Hangup's Need Company" debut EP on hand numbered, limited edition cassette. You can get it at: http://www.burgerrecords.org/apps/webstore/products/show/3154919

A very cool thing that happened recently is that at a music swap meet at BedrockLA (massive rehearsal/recording studio in Echo Park) I won some rehearsal time in a raffle and then met the Mapex drum reps. I am now talking to them about an endorsement. They let me borrow a kit the next weekend to do some gigs with, and I loved it. Also, I was hired as a drum tech for Bedrock the following week, which has all new Mapex kits. After doing that, I know all about the company!

 Something I want to address is since the beginning of June I've been contacted by so many artists but didnt get the chance to work with them. I usually do a shout out to them every couple of blog posts or so. Some of these go back to January. Thank you to IAMEVE (Tiff Randol), Dylan Dray, Pony Boy (Marchelle Bradanini), Raven Hughes, Max Tepper, Soul Rillah, Light FM and The Electra (Shelina Louise). All great artists!

Friday, May 4, 2012

April rehearsing and Summer record releases

In April I did lots of rehearsing with Bell Gardens We are getting ready for the summer release of the first single "Through the Rain" and the album "Full Sundown Assembly" Preview the album artwork here on Southern Records UK. Also, the first EP "Hangups Need Company" with be released on cassette (yes, a tape) through Burger Records. No official dates yet. 

Also, I have been rehearsing with The Abe Lincoln Story In April we played our first Taix residency show (every first Friday of the month til July). Tonight we are playing with Josh Haden's band Spain. They are going to play there 1995 album "Blue Moods of Spain" in it's entirety. ALSs' record is also coming out this summer with a projected June release.  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

February Drumming and Drum Lessons

On February 18th and 19th I did a studio recording with The Richtie West Band at Company studios in Burbank. The session was great because it was recorded to 2" analog tape live. It's been a while since I've recorded with everyone in the same room. Plus, recording to tape gives that warm, rich sound that I love. I played brushes and Hot Rods to 9 songs and got to work with an amazing cast of players. Be Hussey was the engineer and was very easy to work with. He had a vintage set of Ludwig drums that sounded great under mics. I used a Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum and a Pearl Free Floating Maple Snare that sounded amazing with brushes (note to self!)

I am still giving drum lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. My students are currently Max Berolzheimer and Jesse Phelps. Both students are coming along fine. I teach Max at his father's studio and Jesse at his house. The fact that they are both sight reading drum charts is pretty amazing. I forget that they are both 16!

Tomorrow night Sunday March 11th I am playing with Bell Gardens at The Echoplex. I played there once before with The Digs. I am looking forward to the show. If you are reading this we play at 9pm.   

Friday, January 13, 2012


Here are the gigs and recordings I did in December and the beginning of January. Happy New Year 2012! Looks like alot of the hard work from the past year is going to pay off this year in records coming out and touring. Looking forward to 2012!

12/5 Started rehearsals with Bell Gardens
12/6 Played with Laura Meyer Group at Silverlake Lounge
12/7 Played with Drunk On Crutches at The Falls in DTLA
12/13 Finished recording The Abe Lincoln Story Record
12/29 Bell Gardens show at The Satellite
12/30 Drunk On Crutches show at Pappy and Harriet's in Joshua Tree
1/9 Recorded 4 songs with Allison Hennessy
1/12 Started rehearsals with The Richie West Band