Keith Carlock Signs with LP

Posted on March 20th, 2012 by marcia.stevenson

Keith CarlockLatin Percussion and Gretsch Drums recently signed renowned Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock to their respective artist rosters. Carlock, considered by most to be one of the world’s most preeminent players has also toured with Sting, Grover Washington Jr., Wayne Kranz and many other high profile acts.

“I’m proud to be a member of the LP and Gretsch teams,” said Carlock. “The gear sounds fantastic and I’m thrilled to be involved with the new and innovative instruments that are being introduced.”

One of those new and innovative instruments is the all-new Gretsch Brooklyn Drum Series. Gretsch outfitted Carlock with a new Brooklyn kit and he immediately began breaking it in while gigging in New York City with friends Anton Fig and Will Lee. Carlock is also using a range of LP gear on his kit, from a Rock Cowbell, a Micro Snare and the all-new Hi-Hat Chick-Ita.

On March 7, Carlock gave an afternoon clinic hosted by American Music in Seattle, Washington and played to a packed house.

Michael Cotta from American Music said, “This was the first time the store has held a clinic in the middle of the day and it was a big success! Working with Keith was incredibly easy and very much a pleasure. He answered everyone’s questions and made everyone feel comfortable and happy to be there. He’s a great ambassador!”

The clinic at American Music was a tune-up for Carlock’s upcoming 13-city clinic tour that kicks of on Tuesday, April 17 at Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood, CA and wraps up on Thursday, May 3 at DiCenso’s Drum Shop in Weymouth, WA.

For more information about Keith Carlock clinic dates, times and locations, visit lpmusic.com.

Jen Lowe Joins LP Artist Roster

Posted on March 11th, 2012 by marcia.stevenson

Multi-faceted singer/songwriter, guitarist and percussionist Jen Lowe recently accepted an offer to join the LP Artist Roster. Lowe is quickly becoming a staple on the Indie American/Folk scene and has been busy supporting her first solo effort, “From the End of this Hallway.”

Lowe will be primarily be playing LP cajons, djembes and assorted hand percussion. “I’m happy to be part of the LP roster,” said Lowe. “There’s such a great heritage of legendary players that have played LP. I’m proud to be a part of that group of performers.”

Having toured with prestigious national and international artists throughout her career, Jen Lowe is no stranger to some of the world’s most influential songwriters. She has most recently been working with Ed Roland from Collective Soul, Kevin Griffin from Better Than Ezra, Ed Kowalczyk from Live and Emerson Hart from Tonic. She is also working on her second solo record.

“We’re thrilled to have Jen as a member of the LP family,” said Director of Marketing, Jeff Ivester. “She brings a broad range of talent to the table and having her perform on stage playing LP instruments is tribute to our brand.”
 
Jen recently recorded several how to videos at LP, click here to view.