Interview with Gordy Knudtson

Just a couple of weeks ago Gordy shared with us a 2018 interview with him from the program Drum Heads and Tales than spans his experiences in the Steve Miller Band as well as explanation of the Open/Closed Technique he has pioneered. If you’re not familiar with this drumming technique, then check out the video for sure!


Gordy Knudtson has been on the forefront of the Minnesota drumming, and music, scene for the better part of four decades. Between his time directing the percussion program at McNally Smith, giving private drum lessons, and doing studio and live work around Minneapolis and St. Paul, he has taught and influenced a Who’s Who list of Twin Cities drummers.

On November 17th, Twin Cities Drum Collective has the unique opportunity to feature Gordy’s new (yet-to-be-named) Trio that also features mega-players Jim Anton, bass player in Jonny Lang and Greazy Meal among others, and the awarding winning guitarist Dean Magraw. After the musical performance and intermission, Gordy will conduct a drum clinic that spans many topics that include technique, drum ergonomics, and playing to the song. What’s been especially fun is hearing the excitement from drummers who know Gordy…if you have met him or seen him play, then chances are that you have great memories of him!

This performance and clinic is not to be missed. RSVP on Facebook and then Get Your Tickets! Use PROMO Code Friends_of_TCDC for a 20% discount at checkout!

Twin Cities Drum Collective Presents: An Afternoon with Gordy Knudtson and Friends

Saturday November 17, 1:00PM at the Historic Parkway Theater