Josh Quirk has been a professional drummer for more than 25 years. He’s played with some of the top musicians in the industry, covering about every style of music that uses a drum set, including rock, blues, country, jazz, latin, big band, funk and more. His past work includes touring and shows with Duke Tumatoe (Warner Bros., Bob and Tom Show), Derek Frigo (Enuff Z’Nuff), Texas harmonica great Gary Primich, Viktor Krauss (Lyle Lovett, Bill Frisell), and Chicago blues standout Eddie Shaw. Founding member of the Funky Butt Drum Club and The Lift (Los Angeles), Josh wrote many of the songs included on their albums, and his music has been used in films and television programs. His discography includes recordings for Duke Tumatoe and Arnold McCuller (James Taylor, Phil Collins), and he appeared as a drummer in the Disney film The Country Bears.
This is what world renowned drummers and educators are saying about Josh Quirk's Drum Highway:
“Josh’s Drum Highway method shows the relationships and connections between different grooves and genres, and for a drummer, that takes you right to the heart of the music. The method will also help you learn grooves and patterns with less effort.”
Drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Eric Clapton, and many others.
“Some drum books have clinical repetitive exercises based upon logical mathematical formulas. Josh Quirk’s Drum Highway is not one of those! It’s written by a real drummer and serious teacher. Josh’s book will improve your drumming while adding to your overall musicianship. It’s fun and it covers a lot of ground!
Author of Polyrhythms The Musicians Guide, Polyrhythms For The Drum Set, and
All-In-One: Learn to Play The Drum Set
“Drum Highway is amazingly thorough! I think it's not only great for beginners but for advanced players looking to play open handed.”
-- Mark Walker
Grammy-award winning drummer and professor of percussion, Berklee College of Music