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Tommy Rickard


About the Artist

A native to the bay area, Tommy grew up immersed in the San Francisco music scene. Spending his early drumming days opening for bands like Black Flag and Agent Orange. The next chapter was spent in the studio and on the road with Vain, Linda Perry, The Clarke Nova, Single, Blue Sky Roadster, Loaded, Yardley, Bloodroses, Texacala Jones, Eric Martin, Ronnie Montrose and a wide variety of independent singers, songwriters, and producers. All the while studying with Bay Area teaching legend Chuck Brown. While working with Linda Tommy recorded Christina Aguilera's Beautiful, as well as appearing onstage with Linda, playing drums for her jaw dropping Led Zeppelin tribute. Based in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area these days, Rickard has been spending his time in the studio and on stage with artists such as Scott Weiland, Devin Powers and Courtney Love, as well as touring Europe with Vain. With Todd Herfindal, Rich McCulley, and The Meadows, Tommy has been recording a long list of songs for TV shows such as Greys Anatomy, Army Wives, The League, Next, Men in Trees, One Tree Hill, Friday Night Lights, to name a few.

Tommy's Setup:
New Classic (Vintage Glass Nitron)
22" kick
12" tom
16" floor tom
14" x 6" snare.

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