Chet McCracken — Music Biography

I took a walk with my music one day... we searched for little hidden things that were fun to find. We found darkness and light, rainbows so bright that tears would celebrate the sounds. I have embraced her and she has embraced me.


"Chet is another phenomenal drummer. He's a great R&B drummer. He's a great Rock drummer, and largely at heart, a great Jazz drummer. He's one of those guys who really gets it as far as the groove and finesse."

"Michael McDonald" Quote from June 2002 Modem Drummer interview

  • Grammy nominated composer and drummer for "South Bay Strut."
  • Best "Pop" instrumental performance from the Doobie Brothers "One Step Closer" LP.
  • House Drummer/ Musical Director; "Hit Pro's Records" Santa Ana California "Oak Records" Santa Clarita California
  • Recording and/or touring with the following artists/bands:
    • America
    • The Doobie Brothers
    • Kim Carnes
    • Nancy Sinatra
    • Rare Earth
    • Stevie Nicks
    • Rita Coolidge
    • Delbert McClinton
    • Hank Williams Jr.
    • Dave Mason
    • Joe Walsh
    • Wonder Woman
    • Chuck Negron
  • Band leader and solo artist since 1988 with CD releases:
    • "Flight to Moscow"- 1989 (Voss Records)
    • "Partners" featuring Chris Pinnick- 1992 (Voss Records)
    • "After the Rain"- 1994 (West Maui Recordings)
    • "Tequila". 1996 (Valley Vue Records)
    • "Anuenue". 1998 (West Maui Recordings)
    • "Heart to Heart"- 2001 (EvaGrace Recordings)
    • "Sounds from the Cul-de-Sac". 2003 (EvaGrace Recordings)
  • Educator/Teacher
    • Drum Set Techniques- Video Instruction (Hal Leonard Pub.)
    • Drum Set Tuning and Techniques- Video Instruction (Hal Leonard Pub.)
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Chet McCracken plays Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, Regal Tip Jazz Drum Sticks
Flight to Moscow | Partners (featuring Chris Pinnick) | After the Rain | Tequila | Heart to Heart | North Shore Dream
Star Licks Video Course featuring Chet McCracken | Star Licks Video Course featuring Chet McCracken & Chester Thompson

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