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"I play for the song!" As a producer, I want what is best to convey the message of the song - instrumentally and lyrically. This is very important to my musical concept! My services are rendered from my studio located in Southwest Florida.

A friend once said to me, "It's not always the gear, but it is ALWAYS the EAR!" My studio rig is mostly in the box. I use Waves, Slate Digital, and Izotope plugins. Cubase Pro 13 is my main DAW but I can export audio tracks to your specifications. I use high quality Focusrite RED preamps and interface. I proudly use Meinl Cymbals, Yamaha drums and Goodwood drumsticks. As a drummer, my specialty is recording drum tracks for singer/songwriters for their songs.

I have worked with members of Steely Dan, AC/DC, Yes, The Moody Blues, Bad Company, Goo Goo Dolls, Parliament, Rickie Lee Jones, Vonda Shepard and many other hard working, lesser known artists. I also really enjoy mixing material that I didn't record. I have mixed hundreds of songs for artists that I haven't met in person - only via Soundbetter and social media and almost ALL of them have been repeat customers! I am proud of that!

Map of all of the countries Darrell's clients are from.

Darrell Nutt Drum Examples

2023 ROCK demoDarrell Nutt
00:00 / 05:38
2023 POP demoDarrell Nutt
00:00 / 06:48
2023 INDIE demoDarrell Nutt
00:00 / 07:59
2023 COUNTRY demoDarrell Nutt
00:00 / 05:38
2023 FUNKY demoDarrell Nutt
00:00 / 07:33

Drumming Testimonials

Please tell Darrell that I've been blessed to record Gadd, Aronoff, Chester Thompson, Paul Leim, Eddy Bayers, and many first-call guys, and that his tracks knocked my dick in the dirt. Tone, time, feel, audio quality, and tracks provided were all A-list material. He has a new fan in Germany...
...That dude is an amazing guy to have on your side, Jon. Keep using him!!


George Strait, Tim McGraw, Bela Fleck

Darrell is actually the best drummer I have ever worked with. (And I worked with quite a few in the last 20 years.) Darrell is highly skilled, very committed, easy to work with and, last but not least, such an awesome person. I will be back for more projects with him soon.


Just Like Honey

Darrell is a hard driving groove master with fluid drive and pinpoint accuracy.


The Doobie Brothers

Darrell is a phenomenal groovesmith and a consummate professional. He knows when to play the right part as well as find the right drum sounds for the song.


Aaron Neville, The Neville Brothers

​I've had the distinct pleasure of playing with Darrell on several occasions. He is an extremely accomplished, versatile musician and a pleasure to work with.



I hired Darrell to record drums on my latin rock song. Excellent job!!! I gave him some notes to follow and he was right on target on what I wanted! Great communicator too! Will work with him again! Thank you Darrell!


Musician / Songwriter

Darrell did a great job and was easy to communicate with. Highly recommend. Thanks Darrell!


Singer / Songwriter

Darrell is a hell of a player and a hell of a nice guy! He uses top notch gear, delivers an amazing performance and gives you so many separate tracks that you can really hone in and get the exact drum sound you want for your song! Highly recommend!


Singer / Songwriter

A great drummer and a great sound. Professional drum tracks. High quality.



Darrell i just love working with you i love your brilliant drums and i truly recommend to everyone who's looking for honest man and brilliant drummer to contact you !!


Singer / Songwriter

Darrell brought to my composition a new breath, a very good new energy. He worked very fast and was able to really create what I was looking for. I recommend this great drummer to anyone who seeks technical and artistic quality. It is without doubt a great professional. I'm sure I'll work with him on the next projects. 
Bravo Mr. Darrell !!


Singer / Songwriter

Darrell was super easy and flexible to work with. I have no drummer lingo but he took my preferences and my vision and absolutely nailed it. Thank you Darrell. I look forward to working together again in the future.


Singer / Songwriter

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