Glenn Kotche

Glenn Kotche

Wilco

Glenn Kotche has been the drummer with American rock band, Wilco, since 2001. With Wilco, he's gotten to perform worldwide and has recorded eight studio albums - garnering a Grammy and 5 Grammy nominations along the way. As a composer, Glenn released six solo albums and has been fortunate to work with dozens of groundbreaking ensembles, orchestras and individuals. He really enjoys creating in the studio as well and appears on over 90 recordings. Glenn frequently plays solo shows and explores the kit as a kind of multi-media, multiple percussion instrument. He lives in Chicago with his wife Miiri, and their two children.

Glenn Kotche's setup

1.E, Eb, F Low Octave Crotales *

2.6" A Effects Bell Cymbal - Medium Thin *

3.15" K CUSTOM SPECIAL DRY HIHAT - TOP

4.16" K CUSTOM SPECIAL DRY CRASH

5.20" KEROPE

6.19" K CUSTOM SPECIAL DRY CRASH

7.12" FX SPIRAL STACKER

8.8" FX ORIENTAL CHINA TRASH

9.8” Sound Lab Prototype *

* May be prototype or discontinued

Glenn Kotche

in 3

1

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Discovery. Waking up and working something out that I couldn’t play the day before. Taking the drumset into all kinds of non-traditional settings and figuring out how to make it work and make it compelling. Honing in on and adjusting the most subtle of performance nuances while playing a song that I’ve played consistently for 19 years.

2

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUMMERS

Always have big ears. Listen to and observe all that's around you. Push yourself and be brave when your instincts tell you do something new and original and potentially disastrous or embarrassing. Look for inspiration not only in music but in the other arts, and life and relationships.

3

FAVORITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL/COMBO

20" 1970's A Pang

Behind the kit

FX Your Sound - Number 1 - Glenn Kotche of Wilco

Glenn Kotche: Monkey Chant - Movie by Brendan Canty

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