Steve Smith & Raga Bop Trio

Raga Bop Trio is an exciting new project featuring Steve, guitarist Prasanna, and saxophonist George Brooks. The band is grounded in jazz, with its focus on groove, atmosphere, and harmonic adventure. It is also deeply rooted in the rhythmic and melodic traditions of Indian classical music.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith was originally drawn to the drums by hearing marching bands in parades as a child in his native Massachusetts. At age nine, in 1963, Smith began studying the instrument in earnest with local Boston area teacher Bill Flanagan, who played in big bands in the swing era.

The Art of Playing with Brushes

Our mistake is your gain! We accidently omitted this file from the Art of Brushes DVD, and are posting it here for all to have. Includes bios, listening list, and other educational info about learning to play the brushes.

Remember Your History

A key concept of learning to play music is to assimilate the vocabulary, concepts, and techniques of earlier generations of musicians, in order to understand how the musical language of today evolved. This is especially true for drumset players. Today the drumset is used in virtually every style of contemporary music, but for the first 50+ years of its existence (approx. 1900-1950) the drumset was almost exclusively used to play jazz…

Hudson Family Portrait - Namm 2010

NAMM 2010: Photo Gallery

It was great to catch up with old friends at NAMM last week. Check out a photo gallery of Hudson artists and friends at NAMM 2010, including Derek Roddy, Stanton Moore, Thomas Lang, Pete Lockett, Chad Smith, Jason Bittner, Jojo Mayer, Steve Smith, John Blackwell, Rob Wallis, Paul Siegel, Ian Croft, Mike Portnoy, Carmine Appice, Joe Bergamini and Jason Gianni.