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Chris Kimmerer

PERFORMS WITH: Thomas Rhett


About the Artist

Born in Toronto, Ontario, living in Nashville, TN since 2003. Chris has been touring and recording over the last decade with artists like Thomas Rhett, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sonicflood, David Phelps, Mat Kearney, Derek Webb, Josh Thompson, and Steel Magnolia. He's a part owner of The Brown Owl Studio in Nashville, TN which keeps him busy recording and producing while not on the road.

We asked... Why Gretsch?

Since my early days of playing, I've had a fascination with gretsch drums. The vibe is always out of control! New kits or classic kits, they've always inspired me, and I feel at home anytime I sit behind one.

Recordings you've played on

Sonicflood, "Glimpse", "A Heart Like Yours" David Phelps, "O Holy Night", "Christmas with David Phelps" Alexa Carter, "The Ballerina" Night Beds "Country Sleep" Steel Magnolia, "Its Christmas Time" The Worsties, "Put Your Babe On" guest, "Change of Scenery" Andrew Greer, "Angel Band", "Open Book"

Influences

Steely Dan, Sting, Dr. Luke, Bleu, Butch Walker, Foo Fighters, Patty Griffin, Questlove, Tom Petty

Advice

Find ways to dig deep; be as well-rounded as you can. At all cost, you have to keep it fun!

Gretsch Marquee Series

New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive, open tones, professional features and rock solid performance at an accessible price. Marquee shells combine 7-ply North American maple with a slight softer maple species that are cut with classic Gretsch 30-degree bearing edges and fit with 2.3mm triple flanged hoops.

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Gold Series Snares

Gold Series drums use high-grade materials consisting of boutique-level craftsmanship and appointments.

The New Gold Series snares are designed for the discerning player that is looking to add a new, unique sound to their drum kit. View the entire Gold Series listing to learn more.

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