I started playing drums at age 5 and learning from my father (Don Worth) and by the time I was 7, I was playing in The Hawk Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, later to be The Imperial Cadets, and competed in my first Rudimental contest and took 3rd against guys that were 21. I played in Drum Corps till 16 and in the process won all the Rudimental Contests in the NW and also beat Rob Carson, the defending Rudimental Champion at a PAS contest in 74. I went on to win many contests and decided that I was going to be a musician and started playing gigs at the age of 15 with the local Big Bands while Mom and Dad drove me to the gigs. Went on the road at 17 and did the Lake Tahoe, Vegas circuit. Played with Montuno, Solstice and many other local bands before I was able to have a drink in a bar. Met Buddy Rich around the time I was 10 and and along the way have met Louie Bellson, Roy Burns, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Airto, Vinnie Colaiuta, Joe Morello, Ed Shaughnessy, David Garibaldi and many more great drummers and musicians. Have played with Gary Burton, Bobby King and Terry Evans, Ry Cooder, Chuck Rainey, Steve Conn, Lloyd Jones, Robert Cray, Steve Miller, Curtis Salgado, The Coasters, Hutch Hutchinson, Dan Akroyd, Jim Belushi, Tom Arnold, Kiefer Sutherland, Jimmie Vaughan, Sonny Landreth, John Koonce, Walter Wolfman Washington, Bravo Northwest Concerts, Anthony Gomes, and Derek Trucks to name a few. Currently teaching full time out of my drum studio, play with Bottleneck Blues Band and Freelancing. Have played all styles from Rock , Jazz, Latin Jazz, Symphony, Blues, Polkas and even a Gypsy Funeral…..oh and a Halloween Costume Party at a Nudist Colony…..figure that one out….. I teach drum lessons and have been doing that for most of my life and have many award winning students over the years and many that have gone on to be professional drummers. If interested in drum lessons you can contact me at I am also an Endorser for Aquarian Drum Heads, ePad practice pads and in The Vic Firth Educational Program.