By Malanie Gardea
The 11-year-old drum prodigy, Nandi Bushell, is back with a cover of Rush’s 1981 “Tom Sawyer” and you need to check it out!
Tom Sawyer – Rush – Drum Cover – Neil Peart – Next Level Playing
The Youtube video thumbnail states that Nandi Bushell is taking her playing to the next level with this cover. Watching the video, you can see that she does just that with this cover. Nandi knew this would be a challenge, but went for it and thrived!
“This one is for you Professor Peart,” wrote the drummer on the video’s description. “I wanted to try a @rush song that would really challenge me. I watched an interview where the Professor said Tom Sawyer ‘remains so difficult to play’. So I thought I would give it a try,” said Bushell. It’s actually really fun to play. I really hope I have done the song justice, Professor Pearts’ playing is incredible. I hope I got the strength and smoothness balance right. I have a new found love for RUSH now too!”
The prodigy has taken on other drum cover challenges, including “Duality” by Slipknot, “My Generation” by The Who, “Happier than Ever” by Billie Eilish, and more.
Check out her Youtube page to see the full list of her covers and interviews with some musical legends!
Photo: Modern Drummer Magazine