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Samm Bennett solo videos:
songs using the walking drum
(and related drum kits)
The walking drum is a unique percussion instrument put together by Samm in the year 2009. He was looking for something compact and portable that could serve as a kind of mini drum kit: something that could approximate the sound of a bass drum and a snare drum, and that ideally could be played while standing. Two groups that he was just starting at that time were the Ghost Steppers and Medicine Bone, and Samm felt that these bands required such an instrument. He was particularly thinking of the fife and drum music of Mississippi, where the bass drum player and the snare drum player stand while playing, and can move around freely while performing. He added a small, shell-less snare drum to an Irish bodhran, and the walking drum was born.
Samm likes to experiment with various hybrid drum kits, so this "walking drum" collection also includes clips in which he uses similar setups.