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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 ( and Mawrcrest ( 

Campbell is host of The Throne: A Drumming Podcast, a bi-weekly conversation about all things drumming, available via iTunes.