Earl Campbell

Earl Campell

A native of Baltimore, Maryland,  Earl Campbell was raised in a musically infused household.  Beginning with Gospel Music, Earl moved on to Jazz, Rock, Rhythm and Blues, and many other styles.  He has been strongly influenced by  Hezekiah Walker, John P. Kee, The Neville Brothers, The Average White Band, Anita Baker, Sting (and The Police) and everything in between.

In February of 2007 Earl  landed the drum chair with 80′s Pop star Sheena Easton. Since then,  he has continued to tour with her throughout The United States, Canada, Asia and South America.  When not touring, Earl enjoys session work, touring with other artists and playing on the Las Vegas Strip in a variety of shows. He also works with various local “underground” artists.

Earl’s musical influences include: God, his late grandmother and great-great grandmother, his parents and brother, Durrell “Bishop” Scott (the former drummer at his church), Tommy Williams Sr., Lester Wallace, Mike Moore, Royal Heggins, Devin Webster, Cory Baker, Paul “Buggy” Edwards, Jarod Barnes, Freddie Holliday, Jeff Davis, Nisan Stewart, Aaron Spears, Steve Ferrone, Omar Hakim, Sonny Emory, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, Lil’ John Roberts, Brian Frasier-Moore, Erik Tribbett, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, Lenny White, Chris Dave, Esperanza Spalding, Raphael Saadiq, Bonny Bonaparte, Peter Erskine, Gary Novak and Thomas Lang.

His ability to play many different musical styles true-to-form has been a key factor to his success. This keeps Earl in high demand and has made him the first choice for many artists, bands and shows  in Las Vegas and around the world.   Some of these artists include:

Taste of Honey

The Floaters

Kirk Franklin

Byron Cage

Thomas Williams

William DeVaughn

The Temprees

Aalon

The Fuzz

The Cascades

Linda Woodson

Delisco

Phillip Ingram (of Switch)

Sheena Easton

 

Some Performance Highlights include:

-2002 -Listening Party/Concert for “The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin” album release at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD w/Kirk Franklin

-2003 -AFR’AM Festival w/local Gospel artists – (yearly event) Baltimore, MD

-Artscape Festival w/local R&B artists – (yearly event) Baltimore, MD

-2004 -AFR’AM Festival w/local Gospel and R&B Artists – (yearly event) Baltimore, MD

-Live Recording w/Nevitta & Company – Live at Blues Alley Washington, DC (Earl plays on the entire album)

-2006 -”Valentines Love Affair Concert” at Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV

-House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch @ Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV

-BET Jazz television special w/Linda Woodson (Jazz Artist)

-Performed w/E! Network’s TV show “The Entertainer” winner, Delisco in “The Entertainer” show at Las Vegas Hilton

-Recording sessions w/Delisco (Pop/Rock) for his self-titled debut album “Delisco” (Earl performs on track numbers 03,04,05,08,10)

-2007 -Performance at the CD Launch Party for Delisco’s debut album “Delisco” at Barcode Las Vegas, NV

-2008 -Japan Billboard Live Tour w/Sheena Easton: Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo

 

Earl endorses Taye Drums and Agner Sticks.