Eddie Norwood


Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.


Chicago-raised, Eddie grew up among a family of musicians and singers and has been playing drums since sitting on phone books in church. As a child, the only music allowed to be played in the Norwood household was gospel. As a result, it goes without saying that his earliest musical opportunities were only in church.

As he grew older, so did his musical interests and over the years, he has been inspired by the rhythmic sounds of drummers such as Rayford Griffin, Lil John Roberts, Oscar Seaton, John "JR" Robinson, Teddy Campbell, Michael White, Ricky Lawson and the like. After 22 years of service, Eddie retired from the Army and has dedicated more time to his craft flourishing in a number of bands and opportunities in multiple styles of music. His passion and professionalism combined with impeccable rhythm and timing form the percussive backbone for artists like Billy Ray Shepperd, Edith Rivera, Soul Prodigy and Higher Ground Christian Worship Center.

More importantly, his professionalism, dedication and drive will stand out in every circumstance. Feel free to contact him for a reliable professional capable of providing solid grooves with enthusiasm and creativity.

Screen name:
Eddie Norwood
Member since:
Nov 06 2011
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Artist: Wayman Tisdale, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Johnathan Butler.

Instrument experience:



Odery Drums
Evans Heads
Sabian Cymbals