Nashville Sessions

John Gardner


Paiste Artist Since
June 1990

United States

Main Affiliation
Nashville Sessions

John Gardner



1970 - 1973 East Tennessee State University. Touring 1976 - 1980 Narvel Felts 1982 - 1986 John Conlee 2003 The Dixie Chicks "Top Of The World" tour 2004 - James Taylor and The Dixie Chicks 2004 - 2012- Earl Scruggs 1989 - 2015 ·Don Williams Movie Soundtracks: Mrs. Winterbourne, Dead Man Walking, Overboard, Toy Story Recordings 1985 - present day: Rhonda Vincent, Don Williams, Larry Gatlin, Porter Waggoner, Jerry Douglas, Jesse Winchester, Al Kooper, Gene Watson, Ricky Scaggs, Josh Turner, Lee Roy Parnell, Tim O'Brien, Jim and Jesse ,Jim Lauderdale, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard, Daily & Vincent Dierks Bentley, Earl Scruggs, Dixie Chicks Steve Wariner, Michelle Wright, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, Phoebe Snow, Ed Snodderly, Steep Canyon Rangers & many more 1999 - 2002 Staff drummer for the Grand Ole Opry. 2015 - 2020 Adjunct Professor at East Tennessee State University Filmed over 50 DVD's for Country Family Reunion. Grammy winning CD "Monsters Inc, Scream Factory Favorites", Riders In The Sky. Nominated for a Grammy as a band member for Earl Scruggs "The ultimateCollection, Live At The Ryman". Books and Magazines: Sticks and Skins, Edge, Modern Drummer. Live TV: The Grammys, David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Saturday Night Live

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

  • Sounds