John Brown - Drums

John Brown

Drums and vocals:

Born July 3, John started hitting the pots and pans at a very early age. His parents bought him his first drum set from a Sears catalog in 1969. By then John had been in the grade school band learning the basics. In seventh grade he formed his first band. Then in high school John and others formed Hickory Grove. This popular high school band lasted a few years and performed at many area high school dances, homecomings and “special” parties. John also played in the concert high school band as well under the direction of Bob Baile. “Bob gave me an understanding of music that I have never forgotten to this day.” After high school John studied independent drumming with Ottawa native Bob Norris. Studying with Bob, one of the best-known drummers in the area was a turning point for John. “One of my favorite quotes from Bob is.. Drummers were meant to be heard”. … nothing else”.