42 years of drumming, covering just about anything, but mostly country and dance music. Nothing fancy, just your basic "meat and potatoes" drummer, yet I'm no different from most other drummers, and like my "15 seconds of fame" now and then. I'm pretty well known in my clique for keeping a good steady beat, and for my adaptability. I play regularly with Elise Marie & The Freeway Gypsies, and sub for other local bands as needed. I consider myself a free lancer, so if you need me, and I have that night free, I'm all your's! I am a member of the Professional Musician's and Entertainer's Club of Iowa(PMECI), and perform at their monthly Hawkeye Jamboree show quite often with various groups & featured guest performers. As an added bonus for some bands/venues, in the last few years, I have learned to play the rhythm bones. Pretty good for bluegrass or Cajun numbers. According to the old pro who showed me how to do it, he says I did pretty good. Bring out a fiddle or a banjo, and we can make some noise there.

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Member since:
Nov 24 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
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Hell, you name it. I have an appreciation for almost any style of music. Mostly country and southern rock, but I also enjoy 50's style music, as well as some of the golden oldies rock from the 60's and 70's. My motto is what I usually tell musicians at jams: "Throw it at me!"


Have my own drums, drum microphones if needed, and transportation.



Past Events

Regular gig. No cover. 1833 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines.

Regular gig, and open jam with Elise Marie & The Freeway Gypsies. No cover. JAMMERS: Please bring your own guitar or bass guitar to use. Drums, amplifiers, and microphones available from the band to use.

Regular gig, with Elise Marie & The Freeway Gypsies. 1833 Hubbell Ave., Des Moines. No cover.

I'm filling in the for drummer of this fine group on this particular evening. Nice place, nice folks, and a whole whopping $5 cover charge. I'm pleased to have the opportunity to perform with these folks!

Showcase/performance for Elise Marie & The Freeway Gypsies.

Monthly Hawkeye Jamboree for the Professional Musicians & Entertainer's Club of Iowa. House band is Yesterday's Creation, as well as several featured guest performers. Doors open to the public at noon; show starts at 1:30. Lunch and concessions available, and a 50/50 drawing at intermission. Admission: $6 for non-members, $5 for club members. Highland Park American Legion, Des Moines, 2nd Ave, just north of Little John's restaurant, and across from Park Fair Mall. Additional parking is available at the mall.

Regular gig at the Ottumwa Eagles. Cover charge.