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Conversations with Tosh Peterson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tosh Peterson.

Hi Tosh, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I grew up in a very musical family. My dad was a drummer and my mom is a mega fan of the musical “Rent”. At the age of two, my parents bought me my first drum set. When I was five I started practicing with my first double bass pedal. Three years later I started playing drums every Sunday at my church. My first paying gig was at age 11 for a local musical theater company. When I turned 16 I got my first touring job playing drums for Nik West. I have since been able to work with some of my favorite artists including Yung Thug, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Nas X, Bad Bunny, Carlie Hanson and many others. I am currently the full-time touring drummer for JXDN and I have a band of my own called Super Kreep.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
If I’m being completely honest It’s been a pretty smooth road along the way. I grew up with a very supportive family which made things much easier. I always had all the time I needed to practice and people to talk to if necessary. As my career unfolds I have had mostly positive experiences with fans and everyday is truly a blessing to live.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
As a drummer, I always try to perform the way I would want to watch someone perform. I have never believed in copying other drummers but I am always inspired by my favorite drummers. What I am most proud of is my work ethic, I practice about 10 hours a day. There is nothing in life I love more than playing drums.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
My favorite childhood memory is when I was 11 my father took me to watch Thomas Pridgen play at a bar near my house. I was not old enough to get inside so he held me up in the window outside. That night led to a lot of great things for me, soon after that I started taking lessons with Thomas for the next five years.

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