Teri Cote

Teri Cote's Biography

Teri's Start
Teri began drumming on a serious level at the age of 13, although she knew she wanted to be a drummer when she was six, when she created her first drum set to jam with Earth, Wind & Fire! Pots, Pans, Tupperware, wooden spoons, and a Folger's coffee can as her "throne" to call her own! Teri started playing in the drum corps in 7th grade and played through Jr. High and high school. She began playing drums professionally at the age of 14 with a family band called The Marcy Brothers, who were signed to Warner Brothers Records and opened for major acts including George Strait, Eddie Rabbit, Johnny Cash, The Oak Ridge Boys, Juice Newton, Roy Clarke, Hwy 101, Keith Whitley, Lacey J. Dalton, Alabama, Exile and many more. That was 26 years ago, and Teri's been playing professionally ever since.

David Cassidy, Stephen Bruton, Freddy Powers, Nidia Rojas, Eric Martin, Bo Diddly, Francine Reed, Anita Sarawak, Rayvon Foster, Earl Pool Ball, Bobby Boyd, Jeff Dayton, Ralna English, Extreme Heat, Barrio Latino, Mas Mujeres, Kris Tyler, The Marcy Brothers and many more.

Studio Experience
Asleep At The Wheel (band), The Kingston Trio, Clarke Rigsby (engineer Tempest Recordings, best known for his work with: Paul McCartney, Tower of Power, Glen Campbell, The Four Tops, Peter Erskine and more), Norm Kinney (engineer at A&M Studios, Hollywood - best known for his work with: Neil Diamond, Barbara Streisand, The Yellow Jackets, The Carpenters, Gino Vanelli, Cheech and Chong, Captain and Tanille and many more), Bobby Boyd, Jeff Dayton, Phat Mountain Crib, CAVU, Natalie Withers and more.

Freelance/Sitting in
Teri has played with many national bands, musicians and/or artists including: Bill Champlin (Chicago), Tom Scott, El Debarge, Paul Schaffer (Late Night with David Letterman), Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Paula Abdul, The Imperials, The Platters, Gene Clarke (The Birds), Sheena Easton, Louis Miguel, Ann Margret, The Checkmates, Waymen Tisdale (The Phoenix Suns), Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Mel Tillis, Ray Price, The Glenn Campbell Band, Gary Pe Nun, The Kingston Trio, The Resentments (Stephen Bruton, John D. Graham and Scrappy Judd Newcomb), Rusty Weir, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Olivia Newton John and others!

Drumming Education
Dom Moio, Mark Craney, Jim Chapin, Barry 'Frosty' Smith, Dom Famularo, Mike Catalano, Stacy Henry, Brannen Temple

Teaching Experience
The Austin School of Music, Tommy's Drum Shop, Briscoe Art Wing & Independent

Teri Cote

Gear List

Absolute Maple Absolute Birch NouveauABD-1522T 22"x18" MapleBTT-1510U 10"x8" BirchBTT-1512U 12"x9" BirchBTT-1514 14"x12" BirchBFT-1516 16"x16" BirchSD-655ARHRoy Haynes Signature snare