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Columbia native is the beat behind NBC's 'The Voice'

Columbia native is the beat behind NBC's 'The Voice'

When drummer Nate Morton was a student at Oakland Mills High School in the '80s, his dream was to one day play on stage at Columbia's Toby's Dinner Theatre.

Employed as a dishwasher at the venue, Morton recalls stealing glances at the performers through a crack in the kitchen doorway while he worked.

"I fantasized that one day, if I was lucky, I'd be fortunate enough to play there," Morton said.

Morton, 42, never made it on stage at Toby's, but he has done OK for himself. The Columbia native and graduate of Berklee College of Music has toured with Paul Stanley of the band KISS, was the regular drummer for Cher during a stint in Las Vegas and played with Madonna...