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Richie has been playing drums since he was 12 years old, inspired by bands such as The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, Rush, Government Mule, The Eagles, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble. These early musical influences provided him with a foundation to play creatively, dynamically, and with strong backup vocals. While playing the 'quads' and the 26" bass drum in his high school's marching band, Richie was selected for the Leon High School steel drum program. This broadened his view of percussion and music forever by enabling him to play the "lead" and "bass" steel drums, as well as latin percussion. During his senior year, he began making music with schoolmates Stephen Spivey and Jess Franklin. The three put together what was known as "The Best Little Blues Band," and they went on to open for such acts as Government Mule, The Derek Trucks Band, B.B. King, and Drivin' 'n' Cryin'. They played the college circuit for five and a half years until Richie finished his B.S. Degree in studio art at Florida State University. After graduating, Richie moved to Atlanta and began playing with Deep Blue Sun. They played the festival circuit quite heavily, and became known as the "party band." Playing with Deep Blue Sun enabled Richie to dive head first into heavy funk-driven jam music that was always unpredictable in terms of dynamics and time changes. Through friends, Richie was introduced in 2003 to the slide screamin', roots-driven Donna Hopkins Band. It was at the blues venue, Fuzzy's, that Richie was invited to sit in and lay the thick grooves that were needed to eventually get the full-time position with the band. When Richie is not touring with the DHB, he can be seen playing with the Ralph Roddenbery Band, and rippin' some newgrass with Stop, Drop, and Roll. He also spends his creative efforts doing session work,teaching and playing with artists all over the Southeast. Richie's Kit EQUIPMENT: Sonor S Class Maple 7pc drumkit Sabian cymbals.

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Drumm Lessons "Passion for Percussion" Tucker, GA
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Music, outdoors, drawing, laughing ALOT!, groovin!
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ALOT! Not done yet!
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design at Florida State University.
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Richie Jones is located in Tucker, GA and has the following skills: Drumm Lessons "Passion for Percussion"
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Drumm Lessons "Passion for Percussion"

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Learn the Passion for Percussion
Richie Jones

Do you want to learn how to play the drums like a Pro? Need to hone your performing skills a little? Richie Jones (Drummer for Ralph Roddenbery Band, Donna Hopkins, Stop Drop and Roll, Ike Stubblefield, and many more) is ready to share the secrets to his success with a hands on approach to learning percussion that's fun for all ages. You don't want to miss out on this exerience! If you are a drummer, or just want to be a drummer, call today to set up your first lesson.
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Learn to rock a stadium like your favorite artist! Learn your favorite song!
It's never too late or too early to start leraning the passion for percussion!
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Been playing for 20yrs. Lots of onstage/off stage experience. Passionate about the drums, and want to teach how exciting it is to play, and joy drumming!
Years Experience: 20