Jan 24, 2019
Bronx-native Ralph Rolle has enjoyed an illustrious career as a much sought-after drummer, vocalist and producer. The current drummer for Nile Rodgers and Chic, Ralph’s collaborators have included: Sting, Bono, Bette Midler, Roger Daltrey, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Paul Simon and many more. For 14 seasons, he was the Drummer for NBC's “It's Showtime at The Apollo" and served as the musical director for “The Caroline Rhea Show.”
No stranger to dishin’ out a good groove, Ralph has been able to
successfully transfer his creativity behind drums and cymbals to
the context of mixing bowls and baking pans, by establishing the
New York base Soul Snacks Cookie Company.
Closest to his heart is a desire to motivate and inspire others to pursue and live their dreams.
ON THIS EPISODE:
Fate stepped in to make this meeting happen. Randy and Ralph both appreciate those who play well with others—in more ways than one. Ralph’s mother, Rose Lee Rolle, taught him: “you are judged by the company you keep.” Ralph explains his view of passion, power, placement, performance and purity. Shout outs to Aretha Franklin, Ringo Starr, Jennifer Lopez, Nile Rodgers, Gandhi, Einstein, Vanessa Williams, Miss Helen Williams, Del Shores and Caroline Rhea. Randy is rendered almost speechless—that is RARE!
Twitter: @randallkjones @siriouslysusan @ralphrolle
Instagram @RandallKennethJones @SiriouslySusan @drumrolle
Bonus URL: Joe Hardy, drummer with no legs: http://www.candomusos.com/profile-joe-hardy.php