There are literally thousands of Nashville session drummers currently residing in that Tennessee city.

Most are waiting tables or driving for Uber.

Very few of them actually make a living as a session drummer or a studio drummer.

Kip Allen makes a living as a Nashville session drummer, and in addition makes a living as a songwriter, touring musician, and music producer.

He is one of the few!  Call Kip at 817-995-8093 for more information.

Who Kip has worked with

Just a partial list of musicians Kip Allen, Drum Workshop Artist, has worked with includes the following:

  • Devin Dawson
  • Todd Carey
  • Sara Barreilles
  • Phil Vassar
  • Josh Gracin
  • Chase Martin
  • Olivia Lane
  • Eric Van Houten
  • Sean C. Kennedy
  • Elizabeth Lyons
  • Daniel Kim Ethridge
  • Sadie Hawkins
  • Eli Mosley
  • Emma Rowley
  • The Wolfe Brothers
  • Twinnie
  • Brad Blackburn
  • Alec Bailey
  • Beau Askew
  • Will Lynde
  • Tyler Williams

It’s like a Who’s Who of Nashville talent, all of whom have turned to one of the most trusted session drummers in the business.

Why experience is important

It is very true that there is no better teacher than experience.  There are quite a few very talented drummers in Nashville who are just waiting for their chance to break into the elite circle, but the only way to arrive in that circle is to pay your dues.  Kip Allen has been a trusted name since 2008.  For thirteen years he has been a drummer percussionist musician that others have turned to for quality work each and every time.  No matter the genre of music, Kip Allen delivers, and that experience is crucial when working with other musicians.  The groove can only happen when musicians are familiar with each other, and experience breeds that familiarity.

Paying the dues to make it in Nashville

You don’t catch lightning in a bottle in Nashville. There are no instant stars in this business.  The only tried and true way of “making it” in Nashville is to pay your dues.  You hit the pavement, knock on doors, sit in when you can in dive bars and honkey tonks, play for nothing, play for gas money, play for the love of playing, and the weeks become months, and the months become years, and eventually, if the star are aligned perfectly, a musician becomes trusted in this town.

Then, and only then, will steady work come their way.  So yes, Kip Allen has been a trusted name in Nashville since 2008, but that is only part of the story. What is not seen are the countless hours, literally thousands of hours, learning his craft and paying his dues prior to 2008.

It all adds up to this . . .

If you need a session drummer, you can go with an unknown or you can go with experience.  The choice is yours.  You have the opportunity to play with a session drummer who has backed up some of the biggest names in music, who has appeared on numerous national talk shows like The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel, and who brings a level of professionalism with him to every single gig.

Seems like a simple choice among the many Nashville session drummers.

Contact Kip Allen today!