Dennis Holt

Studio Drummer/Perc/Editor

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89 Reviews (64 Verified)
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Dennis Holt is one of Nashville's most gifted musicians, whose drumming abilities cross nearly every genre from Americana to Country to Rock, Jazz, Ambient and R & B. His diversity has proven itself in recording with Taylor Swift, AD/Kansas, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, and Deniece Williams to name but a few.

Dennis has parlayed his lifelong passion into a major, successful career that spans the realms.

Dennis, a first call drummer for top tier artists while living and working in both LA and Nashville, has played and toured the globe and literally performed and recorded on thousands of songs.

He cares. He listens. He plays for the song. He takes great care in selecting the right drum sounds. So, whether you are looking for a rootsy Americana track, a complex progressive rock opus, a strident country pop beat, or a grooving rock or R&B vibe, Dennis is one drummer who indeed can do it all!

When it comes to production, Dennis’ knowledge and experience from years in the studio will help you achieve the best results possible. Dennis leads with soul and always strives for perfection. He is an innovator as he looks for new ways to push creative boundaries.

Music,drumming and producing is Dennis’ driving force as he brings a wealth of experience and unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to each and every project.

Whether drumming or producing, Dennis strives for innovative approaches in every aspect of his work.
He will connect with you. He will give you his absolute all.

Renowned. Seasoned. Accomplished. Versatile. Masterful.

Let Dennis’ drive for perfection exceed your expectations.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Dennis Holt
  • Richie Furay
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  • Richie Furay
  • K.T. Oslin
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  • The Long and Short of It
  • Chase Rice
  • Lee Brice
  • Lee Brice
  • Buffy Lawson
  • Buffy Lawson
  • Don Moen
  • Don Moen
  • Chris McClarney
  • Lee Brice
  • Jason Rogers
  • Twila Paris
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  • Adele Morgan
  • Mark Burchfield
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  • Robertson Brothers
  • Robertson Brothers
  • The Roys
  • Mike Aiken
  • Mike Aiken
  • Jason Harrod
  • Heather Wiggins
  • Deon Taylor
  • The Hanshaws
  • Heather Rigdon
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Trent Tomlinson
  • Allen Brown
  • Jadon Lavik
  • Taylor Swift
  • Richie Furay
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  • Michelle Tumes
  • Scott Wesley
  • Joe Nichols
  • Joan Enguita
  • Lisa Layne
  • Charity Von
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  • Kristina
  • Jamey Clay
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  • Legacy Five
  • RJ Helton
  • Promise Keepers
  • Terry Scott Taylor
  • Myrrh
  • Greg Trooper
  • Christ Tabernacle Choir
  • Jake Armerding
  • Jake Armerding
  • Jake Armerding
  • Jill Paquette
  • Brooks Williams
  • Brooks Williams
  • GlassByrd
  • GlassByrd
  • The Hoskins Family
  • Restless Heart
  • Maranatha Praise Band
  • Praise Band
  • Maranatha Praise Band
  • Praise Band
  • Owen Temple
  • Owen Temple
  • Jon Chandler
  • Joe Nichols
  • Russell Smith
  • Mitch McVicker
  • Peter Dawson
  • Paul Baloche
  • Melissa Tawlks
  • Nadia
  • Nadia
  • Danny Daniels
  • Danny Daniels
  • Sheila Walsh
  • Stan Sinclair
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  • Rebecca St. James
  • Women of Faith
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  • Mitch McVicker
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  • Jon Chandler
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  • Linda Storey
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  • Kate Campbell
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  • Will Colliver
  • Will Colliver
  • Joe Nichols
  • Jon Chandler
  • Brad Lee
  • Maree McRae
  • Maree McRae
  • Wayne Watson
  • Phil Keaggy
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  • Terri Lynn
  • Jon Chandler
  • Danny Daniels
  • Danny Daniels
  • David Martin
  • Ernie Rettino
  • Kerry Livgren
  • Kerry Livgren
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  • Julie Meyer
  • Julie Meyer
  • Don Francisco
  • Danny Daniels
  • 2nd Chapter of Acts
  • Tom Stipe
  • Tom Stipe
  • Bluestone Band
  • Richard Souther
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  • Phil & John
  • The Maranatha! Singers
  • The Maranatha! Singers
  • Deniece Williams
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  • Don Francisco
  • Carman
  • AD
  • Wayne Watson
  • Wayne Watson
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  • The Pointer Sisters
  • AD
  • AD
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  • Kerry Livgren
  • Kerry Livgren
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  • Brent Burns
  • Brent Burns
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  • Andy Bromley
  • Peter Rogan
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  • Sam L. Rainwater
  • The Maranatha! Singers

89 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Derk V.
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    Great musician and superb sound. Very happy with the results!

  2. Review by Bob A.
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    I've worked with Dennis several times now. He's a total pro. With very little direction, he quickly zeroed in on the vibe of my song and delivered a wonderful track. Highest recommendation.

  3. Review by Shawn F.
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    Dennis is a Pro's pro! He is an amazing drummer with off-the-charts enthusiasm who can instantly take your music to another level. You can hear his passion in every performance and I am thrilled to have worked with him on my music. I can't wait to work with him again soon!

  4. Review by Riley S.
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    If you value "Time" Dennis is well known for being rock solid! His tracks for me are impeccable.

  5. Review by Riley S.
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    What can I say but WOW! Dennis plays and records on THE HIGHEST LEVEL! An excellent communicator and all around pleasure to have help from!

  6. Review by Airwwwave
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    Super great feel, awesome drum tones, creative parts, and a ton of life added to my song. And...Dennis was super responsive and just great to work with! He cared about how it turned out and did what he needed to make it awesome!

  7. Review by Quentin
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    Dennis was great to work with! Super fast turn-around time, excellent communication, and took feedback very well. Really focused in on what I wanted in the drum part and nailed it tastefully.

  8. Review by Terry
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    Dennis Holt is not only an AWESOME player, he will get your job done quickly and in a personable way.

  9. Review by Phil P.
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    Always a pleasure working with Dennis. He adds just the right percussive touch.

  10. Review by Gayle Dodd
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    He’s AMAZING!!!!!!! He’s everything anyone could want for any genre when hiring a drummer. I was beyond
    Impressed with his skills and attention to detail

  11. Review by Tony T.
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    Dennis is a fantastic musician and goes above and beyond to deliver high quality tracks! He was such a pleasure to work with and I will definitely be a repeating customer!!

  12. Review by David Guinn
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    Dennis is a real pro. Not only a great drummer but a pleasure to work with. I hope to use him again soon.

  13. Review by Bryan F.
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    Dennis is a joy to work with. His track elevated the song we were working on so well. Also no revisions. Nailed it first time. Wonderful sounding tracks, will be using him again.

  14. Review by Link
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    I’ve worked with Dennis many times and he always proved solid, smart and professional tracks. He’s also a great guy to work with.

  15. Review by Phil P.
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    Great working with Dennis again. Always on point and the sound is professional. We'll do it again.

  16. Review by Ryan
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    Wow!!! Dennis seriously rocks! Couldn't be happier with how this process went. He was super easy and awesome to communicate with. He took the direction amazingly well and then completely blew my mind & over delivered with his performances! The tones he gets are top-notch! It really makes a huge difference hiring a seasoned professional that knows exactly what to do to take a track to the next level. 100% will be hiring Dennis again asap!!!

  17. Review by Bob Aristarco
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    This was my second time working with Dennis. He came highly recommended and absolutely delivered. Great communication throughout. Quick turnaround. Overall, a pleasure to work with.

  18. Review by Daniel M.
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    Dennis did a great job adding drums to my track! Really easy to work with and served the song well! I definitely recommend him!

  19. Review by Benjamin
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    Dennis is sincerely one of the best and easiest people I’ve ever worked with —he cares —about every single note —
    Isn’t that what really matters !
    I am so thankful for his help on my project —-
    I’m using him again on my next song !!!

  20. Review by Jeremy L.
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    Dennis is a friendly and consummate professional. He did some great shaker, tambourine and cowbell work on a couple of tracks for me and was quick to turn it around and responded well to feedback. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Dennis again.

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Typical turn-around time of 2-4 business days for instrument overdubs; 2 revisions included.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tom Petty
  • John Mayer
  • Taylor Swift
Gear Highlights
  • DW Drums
  • Other vintage sets
  • various snares
  • Paiste Cymbals. Innovative Percussion and various percussion!
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