Not many people know this, but once upon a time I used to be a drummer. Iâ€™m afraid the only time my drums get played anymore is when the worship band takes the stage at the Criswell College where I teach, and the guy playing my drums is definitely not me. This is for the best, since even when I was at the peak of my drumming powers, I wasnâ€™t all that good.But when I see Carter Beauford play, it makes me wish I had practiced more. Carter Beauford is one of the best drummers Iâ€™ve ever seen. Most people know him as the guy who plays with Dave Matthews, but my favorite pop album of his is the album â€œRunning on Iceâ€ that he recorded with Vertical Horizon.
That being said, when I came across this video today of Beauford playing, I just had to share. I donâ€™t even think you have to be a drummer to see the brilliance of Carter Beauford. Nor do you have to be a drummer to know that virtuosity is a gift from the Maker whose image we all bear.