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What's New:   updated Feb 2014:

Custom Evans Carlock Souvenir Drum Head Check out these custom Evans heads. Limited edition and signed by me, these 12" heads are available while supplies last. Click here for more info and to purchase!


This just in: I am touring this summer 2014 with Steely Dan in the USA and some Canada dates.

Check the "GIGS" page OR click HERE for latest info!

I am very happy to announce that I will be touring with TOTO in Japan late April into May 2014!

Check the GIGS page for dates and also for the latest updates. Hope to see

 you at a show!!  

Also excited to announce that I recently recorded with Christopher Cross for his upcoming record, check back for details as they become available! Also, new recordings with Wayne Krantz and Oz Noy are in the works for a release this year!

As usual, the GIGS page is updated most often with where/ when/ and with whom I'm with!

Brand new photos! Click here for hi-res photos that you are welcome to use for press!

Older NEWS Below...........

"The Ringers" featuring Jimmy Herring, Michael Landau, Wayne Krantz, Etienne Mbappe, and myself will be doing a string of shows this February. Flyer with dates below. Don't miss this!!! Please help spread the word!


January 19, 2013 I am honored to be a part of this year's Guitar Center Drum Off Finals Show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. I will be doing a set with Wayne Krantz and Tim Lefebvre. Check out flyer below and notice the amazing lineup!!!! Get your tickets now!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Keith's brand new signature model stick with Vic Firth has officially been released! Please check your local shop and try them out, and if they aren't there yet, please request them!! Go to your local Guitar Center to find them as well! Please spread the word!

For those of you that may not know, my wife, Lynne Timmes-Carlock is a great singer-songwriter. We are excited to announce that her brand new CD is done and released. There's some great songs with different vibes, interesting grooves, and great playing all around. I produced it and also played on the record along with some great Nashville musicians. I even did a little "sanging"! Please click HERE and you will have an option to buy the physical copy through pay-pal direct from us or there's a link to download from i-tunes. We encourage you to buy the physical copy like the old days, it's nice to have the liner notes and details, and it sounds better! Please spread the word!!! It's really good!!!! And Thank You!

It was a GREAT tour this past Summer 2011 with legendary group Steely Dan! Thanks to all for YOUR support and for coming to the shows! As always, check with for more info and details!!!

RUDDER has released a LIVE DVD from Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. Get your copy at !!

Keith recently recorded with Wayne Krantz, Sean Wayland, Mike Stern, Bill Evans w/ Warren Haynes, Michael Whittaker, Lynne Carlock, and Joe Robinson in 2011.

To contact Keith for bookings,


Keith is featured in the March 2011 Issue of Modern Drummer!

And also the February 2011 Issue of Rhythm Magazine (UK)


And the Summer 2010 (Volume 16.3) Issue of NOT SO MODERN DRUMMER!

As always, check the GIGS page for updates and additions!

We have added some brand new hi-res photos for press. You can grab them here.

- Keith recently finished a world tour with John Mayer this past Spring/ Summer 2010. Thanks for all the support!

KKeith's instructional DVD entitled "Keith Carlock - The Big Picture (phrasing, improvisation, style, and technique) is in music stores, and all internet outlets including Amazon. Also, you can order directly from Hudson Music at !! Click the DVD link for more info, and to order an autographed copy from me directly. 


- Rudder DVD Live from Rockwood Music Hall in NYC has been released. Get your copy at !

- 2009 and 2010 Modern Drummer Readers Poll Results!

- Keith Carlock Instructional DVD - Sneak Peek!

- RUDDER'S new CD "Matorning" getting rave reviews!

- New record with Wayne Krantz and Tim Lefebvre (entitled Krantz Carlock Lefebvre) released!

- Keith is on new Oz Noy release entitled "Schizophrenic", and new Sean Wayland release entitled "Pistachio 2", a follow up to last years "Pistachio"....check 'em out!

Modern Drummer Readers Poll Awards[+]
#1 Best Pop
#1 Best All-Around
#1 Best Fusion
#2 Best Studio
#3 Best Recording
#1 Best Pop
#3 Best All-Around
#3 Best All-Around
#2 Best Pop
#2 Best All-Around
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