Some great examples of 2nd Line drumming


Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, I may not be the expert when it comes to New Orleans 2nd line grooves but I’m a BIG fan and have been for a long time. In fact (for those Vancouverites NOT in the know), I play 2nd line grooves with a jazz trio every Saturday at the cool/swanky UVA bar (9-12, NO COVER).

Sometimes we get drummers in there who haven’t played the 2nd Line beats very often and they want some things to listen to. If that’s you, here you go!…

Here‘s a wikipedia definition of Second Line. Here‘s a brief video explanation of 2nd line.

We play more funky 2nd line material on Saturdays mainly inspired by the Rebirth Brass Band and the Stooges Brass Band. Hear/see some Rebirth stuff here, here, and here.

Here‘s some of Herlin Riley’s video about second line.

And then, if you’ve got time, why not check out this drum workshop with Rebirth’s Keith Frazier and Derrick Tabb.

That’s just a few things for now. I gotta get on with my day! Feel free to recommend any other 2nd Line related links in the comments section.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!