Image via YouTube channel Avery Drummer Molek
For the past few years, one of the most impressive and constant drummers on YouTube is Avery Molek. We’ve been covering Avery for a while now, but the young kid has finally hit the age of 10, and has been killing the game!
Recently Avery covered Ram Jam’s classic hit “Black Betty,” and it’s absolutley incredible! “Black Betty” is an extremely difficult song to cover. It has many tempo changes, wild fills and has an extremely fast tempo! But it wasn’t difficult to Avery, because he crushed it, as he does every song he covers. Not only that, check out the effects on his drum set as well! He has some light up rims that change colors, and he even continues to pull off his signature stick flips as well!
Guitarist Karl Golden makes an appearance on the video as well, and shreds a ridiculous solo!
Fun Fact: Ram Jam were a short-lived band from New York City, and this was their only hit. While the lyrical content is pretty standard folk/blues material – about a black woman from Alabama who has a “wild” child, Ram Jam took some heat because some civil rights groups felt the lyrics were disrespectful to black women. While the lyrics can be deconstructed, Ram Jam’s version is driven by the powerful beat and aggressive tempo, making it one of those songs that gets your heart beating faster. The song is commonly played at sporting events to pump up the crowd.
Check out Avery’s ridiculous cover down below, and let us know what you think!