Carolyn Potts

United States

I picked up the sticks and thought back to all the times I walked passed the drums and knew one day I would play. And I’ve been playing since May, 2018.

I started playing drums in church, and now sit-in with a local band or two. Although, I do not have a teacher, I do have the desire to learn and play the drums, and I’ve watched tons of drumming videos.

Drumming is my Happy Place.


  1. Dana on March 30, 2022 at 5:28 am

    Great job! Good
    To see you back
    This year!

    • Carolyn Potts on April 23, 2022 at 6:44 am

      Hi, Dana thank you! I really appreciate it!!

      • Joannby1961 on April 23, 2022 at 2:09 pm

        Carolyn is great on the drums, she has helped me out trying to learn and is very helpful, she has my vote

        • Carolyn Potts on April 24, 2022 at 7:30 am

          Thank you for your kind words and your support!

  2. Sheila McCarthy on April 4, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    You’re the best Carolyn!!! Let’s win this year!! What is it, third times the charm with 3 years of practice and prep!! Highly recommended this stylin drummer!!!

  3. Sheila McCarthy on April 4, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Carolyn, the song is beautiful as is your accompanying percussion/drumming!! Love it!!!

    • Carolyn Potts on April 23, 2022 at 7:07 am

      Sheila, you have been so supportive from the very beginning of my drumming journey and I thank you. I appreciate you my friend!

      • Sheila McCarthy on April 24, 2022 at 9:53 am

        Of course I’d support you!!! You are great with drumming and beyond!!

  4. Jc Rox on April 9, 2022 at 2:19 am

    You look completely happy relaxed and in your zone! Mahalo for sharing this song!

    • Carolyn Potts on April 23, 2022 at 7:15 am

      Hi Jc Rox, thank you for watching and commenting on my video- it means a lot.

  5. Professor Maru Colbert on April 14, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Drum on! Thanks again to the wonderful cadence you lent to my Boston Book Festival performance!

    • Carolyn Potts on April 24, 2022 at 2:39 am

      Professor Maru Colbert,
      Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be included in such a relevant and important issue. The festival gave me an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone by playing a different drum- the djembe. Such a memorable moment!

  6. on April 20, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Your natural talent and passion for the drums is notable and admired! Very talented and heart driven, you have my vote!!!

  7. Sheila McCarthy on April 20, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Your commitment and passion for drumming is noteworthy. Your persistence and eagerness to learn is admirable. Further, your drumming sings from the heart. It is obvious that “drumming is your happy place.”

  8. sharrr on April 21, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    It is hard to believe you have only been playing for a short time, cause girl you can really rock those drums! I hope this is your year to shine. Good luck!!!!!!

    • Carolyn Potts on April 25, 2022 at 8:12 am

      Thanks sister, you’re the best!! I can always count on you!!

  9. MariaWulf MariaWulf on April 22, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Love your solid time and consistent pocket. This is a deceptively challenging tempo and you nailed it. Great job.

  10. on April 24, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    You looked like you were in a state of bliss. Smile. Great and solid pocket too!

  11. effiesturdivant on April 25, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Hi Carolyn,

    Good job.

    • Carolyn Potts on April 26, 2022 at 6:56 am

      Hi Effie,
      Thank you so much for your comment and support!

  12. effiesturdivant on April 26, 2022 at 7:14 am

    Hi Carolyn,

    Great selection. Good song to play to.

  13. effiesturdivant on April 28, 2022 at 7:30 am

    Hi Carolyn,

    Each time I listen to your selection, I realize what a great song you chose and the justice you bring to it. You stay on beat and really bring the song to life more. You go girl!

  14. effiesturdivant on May 1, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Hi Carolyn,

    Keep up the good work.

  15. effiesturdivant on May 2, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Keep doing what you are doing. It pays off in the end. Rewards can be wrapped in the ability of persistent which is being showed in your selection.

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