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Drummer Steve Smith, from Journey to Jazz to India and Beyond

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Master drummer Steve Smith has rejoined Journey for their current tours, including a performance at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene on Saturday, March 18th . Steve Smith's other diverse musical bands and projects have included the fusion group Vital Information, ensembles merging the music of India with jazz, and many others. He’s also released a multi-media project called The Fabric of Rhythm, which includes an album, a book and visual art. He’s in the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame, and Journey will be inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. Steve Smith speaks with KLCC's Eric Alan, in an interview that includes music samples from Journey, Vital Information, RagaBop Trio, and more.

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Interview with Steve Smith (extended version, conversation only).