David Northrup´s skill and talent as a busy touring musician is matched only by his long list of recording credits and work that he has done with a multitude of artists over varying genres. David´s career really took off around 1997 when he started to land some of the more high profile sessions and live gigs both in and outside of the Nashville scene. His long and versatile list of playing credits includes work with Guitarist Les Dudek, Rock Legend John Waite, The James Brown Horns, John Mellencamp, fusion guitarist Shane Theriot and Jam Band Sensation The Disco Biscuits. Country Artists include Travis Tritt (for 9 years) Joe Diffie, Doug Stone, Tanya Tucker, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Lila McCann, Jo De Messina, Jo-El Sonnier, Pam Tillis and Ty Herndon.Northrup is also a busy studio musician and producer in the Nashville scene as well as an international clinician. He was voted number Three Country Drummer and number Two Clinician of the year in The 2009 Modern Drummer Readers Poll.
Northrup’s Drum Clinics emphasize the importance of approaching the drum set musically. He demonstrates various styles and grooves, performing with tracks from Recordings he’s performed on. From Country to New Orleans Funk Jazz, he discusses the importance of being a well rounded musician with background in many styles. He touches on the Nashville Number System and his thoughts on the importance of reading. He discusses life on the road with some of Nashville’s Biggest Country Music Stars. He also shares his experience as a Nashville Studio Musician and Producer.