Backbeat Drummer




I was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Chattanooga where I began playing drums at 11. I was the understudy of the late Roger Clark (Fame Studio session drummer) who recorded on 30 gold and platium albums and toured/recorded with The Steve Miller Band. At 14 I recorded demo work at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and at 18, I recorded at Nashville's historic RCA studio B and again at 21 years old at Iowa's own West Minist’r Studio, which was honored in the 2006 Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class. I professionally toured with a band from Tennessee in the 70's that eventually landed me in Iowa where I now reside. I have drummed for the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All Star Band as well as international acts such as The Marvellettes, The Platters, and The Coasters. I have also donated my time and talent at The Val Air Ballroom to raise money for the families of the Iowa National Guard soldiers currently deployed. I presently perform with Sadona and the Blue Flames out of Des Moines, Iowa who placed second in the Central Iowa 2016 Blues Contest Preliminaries. I also currently perform with members of the Iowa Rock and Roll Music association such as the Richard Paul Band and Kevin and the Shane Gang.

Screen name:
Backbeat Drummer
Member since:
Feb 02 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week


Drummers: Roger Hawkins, Roger Clark, Clyde Stubblefield, Al Jackson, and Steve Potts. Studio rhythm sections: FAME Studio, The Swampers, Memphis Stax studio, The Mar-Keys, and Booker T and the MGs., Other: MoTown, The Funk Brothers, Delta Type Blues...many more...

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Full, large professional P.A., professional vintage drum kit, eccentric accessory percussion, and home rehearsal studio