I've been meaning to write this post since my birthday last month because I was reminded of why I own my red drum set, which I like to call "Big Red." 12 years ago, I was jamming a lot with some of my good college friends and had formed a jazz combo. We'd play at … Continue reading Big Red
Hey everyone! This past holiday season was spent in Germany with my fiancé and his family. It was the first time I spent Christmas time away from my own family. But we kept in touch regularly via FaceTime so they didn't seem so far away. I took way too many photos for a blog post, … Continue reading Winter In Germany
Hi everyone, I just realized that my last blog post was about a year ago! The past year has been a whirlwind that I wish I had shared as they were happening. But if you follow my Instagram, it's all there. I really focused all my energy on each thing that I forgot about my … Continue reading Blogging Hiatus
Hey all! I just got back from playing two shows with my reggae band, SolRising. We've been doing these little weekend "runs" for the past several months since our lead singer had moved to Oakland. We didn't want to put the band on hold until he moves back to LA (we think/hope he will move … Continue reading On The Road: Weekend Run with SolRising
This is the first of a series of blog posts called, "Gig Stories." We all have our stories, of a gig gone wrong, a gig that you'd never want to experience again, a gig to look back on and laugh, etc. So here's the first of many... During my time at CSULB, I was looking for ways to be … Continue reading Gig Stories: Sheeva’s?
When I look back, it's kind of crazy to think of how I ended up here in LA, doing everything that I do now. I wish I can say that I'm a full-time musician, and my idea of that is making a living on performing, touring, recording, and teaching drums/music. In the meantime, I do everything … Continue reading How One Thing Led to the Next
Hey folks, After years of contemplation, I finally decided to have a website about my music career. It is still in the works, but check back from time to time. I have a lot of stuff I'm excited to share! -Joan