Stanton Moore’s dozens of recordings, contributions to other’s recordings, appearances on multiple soundtracks, and appearances on late night TV are a testament to two things: talent + work ethic. It’s his work ethic, though, that has made him a go-to source for the music industry. Once he proved predictable, he says, the magazines, drum manufacturers, and music industry veterans came calling. Today he tours the nation and performs about 100 dates a year with the band Galactic of which he, along with the four other founding members, is a twenty percent partner. The band also now owns New Orleans iconic live music venue Tipitina’s. He’s popular. He’s busy. And he’s a surprisingly nice guy.