Biography & Career
José is an undeniable pillar of the drum community. His passion for drums has helped establish an amazing community cherished by drummers around the world.
As a working drummer, he has created beats and sounds with The Breeders, 1939 Ensemble, Modest Mouse, Ben Harper, She & Him, Donavon Frankenreiter, M. Ward, Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Marisa Anderson, Rocco Deluca, CJ Ramone and many more. He has done work for HBO, TEDX & Nike. He’s also released several drum-centric solo albums.
In 2009 he opened @Revival_Drum_Shop in Portland, OR with a single aspiration: create a place for drummers to find unique, inspiring pieces in a curated and inviting environment.
Since then he has gone on to curate and host “The Drummers Den” and “Deep Happening” write and publish two books: “The Stoic Drummer” and “A Drummers Ethos”, serve as the Vintage Drum Specialist for Fred Amisen’s Netflix Special “Standup For Drummers” and most recently he produced the “Revival Drum Sample Library, Volume 1.”
His Ludwig Drums include a Legacy Mahogany 12X8 16X16 26X14 6.5X14 and an arsenal of Vintage Ludwig Kits and snares.
Hardware & Setup
Multitude of Vintage Ludwig Kits and Snares