ABOUT GREGG BISSONETTE:
Passion and curiosity are driving forces behind drummer Gregg Bissonetteâs playing. A veteran of diverse lineups including Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, David Lee Roth, Maynard Ferguson, Enrique Iglesias, and Bette Midler, this popular session and touring musician is always charting new musical waters in a constantly renewing percussion adventure.
"I want to be remembered as someone who can play a lot of different things and had a well-rounded style," says Bissonette. "I'm always trying to learn as much as I can about various forms of music. The more you learn about music, the better a musician you are."
A student of the late Tony Williams, Bissonette's quest to master Afro-Cuban drums was renewed by his 1999 trip to Cuba as a member of a U.S. cultural entourage. To get the authentic sound and feel of Latin music, Gregg always integrates a variety of LP cowbells into his drumset.