Lucas Ventura


Lucas Ventura - professional session drummer and drum instructor. Drum lessons in the Boise Idaho region.

Tad Wagner - Free Enough

It always makes me excited when I can announce that an album I've been a part of has been released. I worked with Tad on his album awhile ago and have been looking forward to hearing the finished product. That's the funny thing about recording an album as a musician for hire- sometimes you'll lay down all of your parts and then not hear the album for awhile, as other instruments are being tracked, the mixing and mastering process then have to happen, and then who knows, maybe the release is held back for one reason or another... So it's always a little adventure to listen back to something you recorded. Sometimes you fool yourself and don't remember playing something a certain way, so you spend the next few minutes wondering if they replaced your drum parts when you weren't looking!

Anyway, now that I'm done with my tangent (it's 5am and I woke up way too early), I'm pleased to announce that Tad Wagner's album "Free Enough" is out. If it were not inferentially obvious by now, I played drums on it. My friend Raymond Richards produced the album and got me on the album in the first place. I have to say, he did a stellar job putting it together. He was one of my favorite guys to work with in LA, and is a fantastic producer/engineer.

You can check out Tad Wagner's "Free Enough" via his Bandcamp page.