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Keith Carlock
Keith Carlock
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  • Band/Affiliation: Sting/Steely Dan/Toto
  • Country: United States

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Keith Carlock has been a professional musician since the tender age of ten. The Greenville Missisippi native has quickly gained the reputation of being one of the preeminent drummers on the scene today. Keith attended The University of North Texas where he studied with Ed Soph and George Lawrence. His long list of playing credits includes: Grover Washington Jr., Wayne Krantz, David Johansen, The Blues Brothers, Paula Abdul, Heads Up Superband, Rhett Tyler, Harry Belafonte, Joe Beck and Leni Stern.

Keith joined the Zildjian Family in 1998 while playing with Wayne Krantz and the Blues Brothers, but gained international attention in 2000 for his playing on Steely Dan's Grammy Winning Album of the Year, "Two Against Nature." In 2002 Keith continued working with Walter Becker and Donald Fagen for the new Steely Dan record, "Everything Must Go" playing drums on every track. A huge world tour followed throughout the summer of 2003.

In fall 2003, Keith was invited to join Sting's touring band in support of the "Sacred Love" tour, keeping Keith on the road for most of 2004 and into 2005. When he's off the road, Keith can be seen playing with Wayne Krantz in New York City at "55 Bar" and can also be heard on Krantz's, "Greenwich Meantime".

In 2005, Keith embarked upon his first clinic tour of eight US cities, and performed at the Modern Drummer Festival, Montreal Drum Fest, and at various other events around the world, including Yamaha's Groove All Stars (January 2006). He recorded "Morph the Cat" with Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, Mr. Fagen's first solo recording since 1993's Kamakiriad. A nationwide tour in support of the record will begin in March of 2006.

Keith plays a variety of Zildjian Cymbals including A Custom, K Zildjian and K Constantinople.

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