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John Eric Hammond


With MEINL since:



October 20, 1960

Place of birth:

Charleston, S.C.

Currently living in:

Fairview, TN

Drumming since:

highschool ('79)

Car that you currently drive:

Saab 9-5

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

play golf

Favorite Food:

The ginger Crusted Onaga at Alom Wung's in Honolulu.

Favorite Drink:

sweet tea


Jack Bell, then principle percussionist - Atlanta Symphony

Highlight of your career so far:

I think the most meaningful for me is being a part of a common performance at The White House just after 9/11.

Drumming strengths:

Versatility - my first 2 records were Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline" and Led Zeppelin's first album.

Drumming means to me:

Drumming reminds me that I'm among the fortunate few who make a career of doing something they love.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Always play the song, not just a part.

How would you describe yourself:

I could answer, but I'm sure I'd be wrong.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

That something I did, at some point in my life, showed someone the love of Christ