NEPA Scene Podcast Episode 16 - ‘Behind the Beat’ with Olyphant drummer and teacher Chris Langan

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In Episode 16, we sit down with Chris Langan, the drummer for LondonForce, Dani-elle, Grant Williams, Tribes, and other local bands as well as a drum teacher and the host of “Behind the Beat” on YouTube. After an improvised drumming demonstration, we drink some White Lightning by Full Pint Brewing Company in Pittsburgh courtesy of our new sponsor, Beer Boys in Wilkes-Barre, and talk about why he chose the drums, his different experiences with the aforementioned bands, the challenge of playing multiple genres of music and learning songs on the fly, playing in Nashville, passing his knowledge down to students at the Scranton Music Academy and online, important lessons he teaches while continuing to learn himself, the struggle of making a living as a musician, recording YouTube videos and getting recognized by the original artists, online drum tracking, memorable live shows, his future career, and more. We also answer some questions and comments from live viewers, including one from a young drummer asking for advice. The NEPA Scene Podcast covers arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. It airs as a live video stream every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page and is available afterward on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube, and nepascene.com. This episode and all previous episodes are available now on NEPA Scene, the award-winning independent arts and entertainment website that combines the accuracy and professionalism of a print magazine with the immediacy and convenience of a blog, offering a wide variety of content to readers in NEPA, Philadelphia, New York, and beyond.

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