Tony ‘Thunder’ Smith and myself.
I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the past 5 semesters studying with, and hanging out with Tony. Over the years, I’ve better been able to really understand how fortunate I am. Tony has played with John Mclaughlin, Santana, Jan Hammer, Jeff Beck, and probably best well known, Lou Reed. Talk about a fucking wealth of knowledge.
Tony pushed my limits as a drummer and as a musician. And thankfully, we’ve become pretty good friends.
Can’t thank this guy enough for everything I’ve learned in my time at Berklee.