Chip Ritter is a Teacher, Author, Artist, Musician, Performer, Entertainer, and Showman, Best known for his Stupid Human Tricks on The Late Show with David Letterman!
In July of 2019 (this summer) Chip will be doing a Drum Clinic Tour of China, and promoting the release of his new book “Stick Tricks + Showmanship”
His career highlights include:
Being recognized as one of the Top 500 drummers of all time on Drummerworld.com
Becoming A Best Selling Author on Mel Bay Publications
Performing Stick Tricks + Showmanship on The Late Show with David Letterman
Chip Ritter Teaching Stick Tricks + Showmanship on DRUMEO
Viral Video from The NAMM Show 10 million views
Viral Video “When Drumming Becomes Too Easy”
6.7 million views
Chip Ritter Juggling Drumsticks while performing with Drummers at Drummers For Jesus
Chip Ritter Performing Stick Tricks at the NAMM Show
Chip Ritter playing a Drum Solo
Other notable achievements include
2018 / 2017 Chip Ritter “The Juggling Drummer” performed Stick Tricks + Showmanship at the Breastcancercanstickit.org Drummathon in Dallas,TX with April Samuels!
2016 DRUMEO Chip Ritter Drum Lesson Stick Tricks To Impress Your Friends Drum Lesson
2015 Chip was a featured performer at the Namm Show for Trick Drums, Agner Drumsticks, and Humes & Berg Drum Cases
2014 Chip Ritter Showmanship Drum Clinic at The 26th Annual Chicago Drum Show, Chicago,IL.
2013 Produced 4 Drummers Multi Clinic and Concert “The Summer Drummer Slam” with Carl Cherry (Victor Wooten, Brian Bromberg, and Bruce Hornsby.)
2012 Published Stick Tricks + Showmanship Drumming columns online for Modern Drummer, DRUM!, and U.K.’s Drummer Magazine.
2010 Published The Garden Weasel 2.0 Drum Stick Trick Drum Lesson Video Online with Mel Bay Publications
2010 Featured Stick Tricks + Showmanship Drum Clinic at The Drummers For Jesus Drum Show in Dallas, TX
2009 Produced Big Band fundraiser concert with 20 piece orchestra at La Encantada, Tucson, AZ with over 1700 people in attendance. This event raised over $7000.00 for the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance to
help provide band equipment for local schools.
2009 Performed on Carnival Cruiselines Blues Cruise with Lisa Otey & The Desert Divas
2008 Chip Ritter Stick Tricks + Showmanship Drum Clinic at the 20th Annual Chicago Drum Show, Chicago, IL.
2007 Released Stick Tricks DVD. Featured Drum Clinic at the Drum Beat Fest - Drummer Festival in
2005 Toured Europe with Lisa Otey & The Desert Divas performing at the Blues & Gospel Festival Of Roses in Spain
2005 Toured Europe with Firesweep recording Artist Mr. Boogie Woogie of Holland, NL
2004 Chip was the first drummer to perform a drum solo on The Late Show with David Letterman!
2003 Toured Europe with Lisa Otey performing at the Jazz en Artois festival in France.
2003-present (15 Years) Invited to the NAMM Show as a featured Artist
2003 Produced Drum Clinic at Guitar Center Tucson, AZ (over 300 people in attendance.)
2000- 2003 Recorded and Toured with Alligator Records Blues Artist Long John Hunter & The Bad News Blues Band
Throughout the United States,
Canada, Russia, France, Romania, Turkey and Mexico.
1998 Performed with The Smokey River Band on Carnival Cruise Lines MS Holiday with The Smokey River Band
1998 Performed with Dave Gram / Mark Farner Grand Funk Railroad, and Jay Minor / Eric Marienthal
1997 Recorded/Toured with Heavy Metal Band M.A.C. opening for Ronnie James Dio, and Machine Head.
1996 Performed / Recorded with
Country Band Branded, Death Metal Band Cadaverous Quartet and Indie Rock Rich Hopkins and the Sandrubies
Chip Ritter has also performed / toured with various other regional acts including Neon Prophet Reggae Band, The Bad News Blues Band, Crystal Stark, Robert Shaw, Mr. Boogie Woogie, Heather Hardy, Sam Taylor, Jacques Taylor, Eighties and Gentleman, Lisa Otey & The Desert Divas, and Arthur Adams.
Chip teaches drum lessons at Eastside Assembly in Tucson AZ, continues to give drum clinics and perform with various acts.
Chip Ritter’s Official Products & Gear Endorsements
Paiste Cymbals, Trick Drums & Pedals, Chip Ritter Signature Drumsticks by Agner,
Aquarian Drumheads, Humes & Berg Drum Cases, Cympad Cymbal Pads, DrumTacs, and
Prentice Practice Pads.
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Chip Ritter Official Products & Publications Include
2019 Stick Tricks + Showmanship Book/DVD
2018 Stick Tricks To Impress Your Friends - DRUMEO Lesson Video
2012 Snare Force One Book/DVD - Mel Bay Publications – Best Seller
2010 The Garden Weasel 2.0 – OnDemand HD Web Released Drum Lesson
2009 “Chip Chops” OnDemand Video Drum Lesson Series – 7 Episodes
2008 Chip Ritter & The Pedal of Boom DVD
2007 Stick Tricks DVD – Best Selling DVD