Drummer and percussionist Colin D. Campbell grew up in
Kentucky, where he studied percussion with his father, James Campbell. His postgraduate studies took him to the
University of Michigan where he studied drumset with Dr. Michael Gould, as well
as jazz and improvisation with piano luminary Geri Allen.
An extremely diverse percussionist, his performance
experience ranges from big band,
symphony orchestra, musical theatre, cruise ship lounge acts, basement
noise shows, modern percussion repertoire, and
all points in between. Campbell
has played drums in venues ranging from a Wal-Mart entrance to the Rose Bowl.
His recording credits include work with Arlo Guthrie, Emily
Hagihara, and electronic artist Off The Sky.
Now based in Chicago, Campbell is an active performer and teacher. He can currently be seen and heard with Le
Tour (letour.bandcamp.com) and Mawrcrest (mawrcrest.com).
Campbell is host of The
Throne: A Drumming Podcast, a bi-weekly conversation about all things
drumming, available via iTunes.