Keith CarlockKeith Carlock is a professional drummer currently residing in New York City, NY and Nashville, TN.

He has recorded and/or toured with such musical luminaries as John Mayer, Sting, Steely Dan, James Taylor, TOTO, Christopher Cross, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Diana Ross, Faith Hill, The Blues Brothers Band, Mike Stern, Leni Stern, David Johansen and the Harry Smiths, Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Wayne Krantz, Rudder, Harry Belafonte, Oz Noy, Larry Carlton, Clay Aiken, Rascal Flatts, Paula Abdul and Grover Washington, Jr, to name a few.

Keith was recently voted number 1 Pop drummer, number 1 Fusion drummer, and number 1 Best All-Around drummer in Modern Drummer’s 2009 Readers Poll and would like to thank all that voted!

Keith’s first ever instructional DVD is now out with Hudson Music! It’s entitled “Keith Carlock- The Big Picture: Phrasing, Iimprovisation, Style, & Technique, and you should get your copy now!!!

To contact Keith regarding bookings, etc. please email him here:

Within one bar of the groove, I can tell it’s Keith. There’s nobody out there who sounds like him.

- Oz Noy

When Keith plays he’s not mathematical. He’s very spiritual. He’s as advanced technically as anyone I’ve ever played with, but his technique always serves the music.

- Wayne Krantz

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Sad Clown // Rudder
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