Drumming Legend Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel, Karen Carpenter, Elton John) of Brooklyn NY will answer YOUR questions!
Courtesy: Mark Heinz (Fragile Porcelain Mice) of Collinsville IL.
“Drummer, lecturer, clinics, producer, father, husband, son,” proclaims his Facebook bio.
These are just some of the hats worn by the inimitable Liberty DeVitto, a true drummer’s drummer. A man whose name and music always come to mind when I reflect on my first days of taking drum lessons and pursuing the drummer’s life. A man whose rock-solid, authentic New York swagger, attitude, and groove carried such classic tunes as “Big Shot”1 to levels they likely would not have reached with anyone else in the drum chair.
If you’ve ever heard Liberty play, then I don’t need to tell you that he’s the real deal. His playing speaks for itself.
Anyone with an Internet connection can easily discover that, on top of being a stellar musician, Liberty is also obviously a very loving and devoted father and husband, someone willing to put his name and his talent to work helping children and the community, and basically an all-around decent human being. The kind of guy you’re glad is still out there doing his thing and just being here with us in this lifetime.
I am stoked and honored to have made his acquaintance, and I know we’d all like to get to know him a little better—to pick the brain of a living legend. He’s graciously agreed to answer some reader-submitted (i.e., from YOU) questions.
Please send me your questions for Liberty DeVitto in the blog comments here, via email, on Twitter, or on Facebook. It’s up to you, but you’ve only got ’til Monday, October 4th, to get your questions in.
I’ll collect all of the questions and make an announcement to let you know when the deadline has passed, then Liberty will choose five (5) questions to answer right here, exclusively at SwingStomp.com, in the very near future.
1 “Big Shot” appears on Billy Joel, 52nd Street (LP, 1978).
- MARK HEINZ - SwingStomp.com