THIS WEEK (3/25) ON THE TRAP SET
, JOHN "DRUMBO" FRENCH
This Wednesday, John "Drumbo" French is the featured guest on The Trap Set, a podcast about the lives of drummers. The show is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and at thetrapset.net
. In a candid, largely biographical interview, John describes growing up in Lancaster, CA (also home to young Beefheart and Frank Zappa), playing with Beefheart for the first time, enduring years of abuse from the tyrannical bandleader, and the struggles of playing a fundamental role in a group far ahead of its time. He also describes his post-Beefheart life: the frustrations of being a drummer too incredibly unique to find paying gigs with other artists and finding salvation by becoming a father.