George Lawrence


George is very active in the drumming community both locally and nationally, attending drum festivals and conventions around the country as a performer and clinician. He owns Not So Modern Drummer magazine and produces the Nashville Drum Show every Fall. He is one of the administrators for the Nashville Pro Drummers Facebook Group and has organized and hosted the monthly Nashville Drummer’s Lunch. He has taught hundreds and hundreds of students, many who have gone on to become professional drummers and some who have become famous drummers. Of special note is student Keith Carlock, also from their mutual hometown of Jackson Mississippi, who is now recognized as one of the top drummers in the world working with the likes of Steely Dan, Sting, John Mayer, James Taylor and Toto. Pro and aspiring pro drummers from around the country seek out George for the highest level of instruction. George owned and operated George’s Drum Shop from 1985 through 2010. In 2006 George and Joe Partridge started the Famous Drum Company which manufacturers pro level snare drums and drum sets. In 2008 George bought Not So Modern Drummer magazine from Bill Ludwig III and works as editor, publisher, and photographer. He is currently writing the Blue Book of Drums for Not So Modern Drummer.​

George's Credits Include:


University of North Texas

Southern Methodist University

Millsaps College

Hinds Junior College

Instructor at Fork's Drum Closet, Nashville

Teacher of high profile drum set artists including Keith Carlock, Gregg Lohman & Seth Rausch.

International tours with major recording artists

Member of the band POCO for twelve years

Career recording session musician in L.A., Nashville and Muscle Shoals

Publisher of Not So Modern Drummer magazine

Owner of George's Drum Shop, Famous Drum Company and


Further bio, career and recording credits at 


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