Steve Pruitt: Building a True Legacy


What’s up Drumtrepreneurs! This week we are chatting with Steve Pruitt! Steve Pruitt is a multi-faceted drummer with experience, efficacy, and industry credit that goes beyond the levels that many drummers will ever be able to fathom… Hailing from Oklahoma City, Steve is a graduate of North Texas University, a student of Ed Soph, former drummer of Snarky Puppy, and a well sought out clinician and studio musician that resides in Seoul, South Korea. Steve has one heck of a mind and his complete obsession with drums and everything about the drums leaks through heavily during this chat as we plunge into the life story of the amazing Steve Pruitt.

Steve’s Sponsors are: Canopus Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Promark Sticks, Evans Heads, Pure sound snare wires, Tru Tuner, Booty Shakers

Key Points from today’s episode:

  • We start the show strong with a detailed look at the life of Steve Pruitt starting at age 8 when his parents purchased drum sets for both his sisters along with a boring guitar for him. After only a few short days Steve figured out a way to bargain a trade with his sisters for one of the drumsets. This is where it all began.
  • Steve give us the details of his first teacher who was exceptionally loving and caring but equally as strict. He explains how she was sensible enough to keep him on a pad for the first 6-12 months of his lessons before pushing the parents to invest more into the instrument.
  • Steve breaks down his experience with Snarky Puppy and what led him to moving all the way to North Korea, getting married, changing his entire way of life and still managing to crush it as a drummer on all levels. He even tells us about his recent performances at the 2018 Olympics in Pyong Chang.

When Scott set this show up I was not in the know regarding today’s guest which made today’s one in which we truly let it flow. Steve is a stand-up human being that really begs us to ask ourselves the question “Am I working to my true potential?”  His ability to navigate such a strong and prosperous should serve as a blueprint for many of us and will add to the bank of inspiration I get from the drummers Kevin and I are so honored to interview.

That’s it for today’s show! We will catch you next week!

– Richard

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