Rhett Harken

Session Drummer

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Hi, my name is Rhett Harken and I am a session drummer based in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have played drums for over a decade and have a home studio dedicated to recording drums. My gear consists of Tama drums and Meinl / Zildjian cymbals. My goal is to bring life to your music, and create the most desirable sound your music deserves.

My musical abilities span over most genres of music, from Country to Metal and anything in between. However, much of my study has been in Jazz. Finding the right touch and feel in music has played a major role in how I approach performing behind the kit. It's important that I internalize the music and find what those qualities look like in each song.

I would love to hear what your ideas are for your music, and what I can do to make the music even better. In my experience, the sonic and dynamic qualities of drums require great detail in order to effectively communicate what the Artist is trying to convey. It is my mission to make sure the mood and sound of your music is conveyed exactly the way you want it.

When I finish recording for your project, you will receive the separate drum channels (stems) or a stereo .wav file for your song(s). Currently I am trying to build up my portfolio for all session work and I want to say in advance that your business is always appreciated. Thanks for your interest in my page and I look forward to working with you!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Philippe W.
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    Second work with Rhett, and I am absolutely happy.
    Without I gave him any indications regarding how I wished the different parts to be played and what I wished to change, he improved everything by his own.
    He played marvelously well, the drums are perfect and now my track sounds great.
    And as per last time, a very nice person, very willing to help. A great pleasure to work with. Thanks so much Rhett !

  2. Review by Philippe W.
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    Rhett is a very nice person and a very good drummer.
    I got this drums track played perfectly well in the style, and further to my request, he also did all his best to bring it to me very rapidly, at light speed!
    Full of good willing, helpful, and a great drummer... knock his door !

  3. Review by Mitch G.
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    Thank you.

  4. Review by Chris I.
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    Rhett laid down a solid beat for both tracks in the project. His turn around was quick and communication was easy and professional throughout the process. Will definitely be having Rhett lay down live drum tracks on other projects.

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Terms Of Service

After recording I will send the files to you and will allow up to 2 revisions for adjustments. Typically, I can do this within 24-48 hours but will give you advanced notice if I need more time.

GenresSounds Like
  • Paramore
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Allen Stone
Gear Highlights
  • Tama Star Drums (Walnut)
  • Multiple Snare Drums
  • Meinl Byzance Cymbals
  • Zildjian Custom A & K Series Cymbals
  • Audio-Technica AT4033's
  • Shure SM81's
  • Telefunken M80-SH
  • Audix D6
  • Shure Beta 52A
  • Focusrite Preamps
  • Reaper
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