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Lil' Drummer Girl

Dec 11, 2017

Today’s guest is Joe Dickens, drummer of the band Iration.  

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Iration, they are an alternative Reggae group consisting of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA.  They are a deep rooted reggae influenced band infused with elements of rock and pop which create smooth original sounds.  They’re motto is:  “We’re all about luv”.

Joe Dickens has been touring nationally since 2008, performing nationally at festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Hangout and many others. 

Some of the things we’ll discuss today are:

  • Joe’s drum set up (note the set below is not vintage like Joe's): 

The 6 Piece Ludwig Vistalite Drum Set:

Zyldjian 19” A Custom   

19”K Hybrid  

22” K Ride

20” EFX    

14” K Hi-Hat

The Kit Joe's played in the past:

Yamaha Custom Birch Kit

Promark Drumsticks 

  • What and who inspired him to switch from playing guitar to rockin’ out on the drums.
  • One of his biggest stage mishaps and how it's helped him.
  • How he was able to become successful as a self-published band
  • Iration’s newest single “Borderline” (pick up a copy here)   
  • What he's learned from one of his biggest stage mishap 
  • How the band was able to become successful as an indie band.

Learn more about Joe and Iration on Instagram

And, for a real special treat, if you're looking for a rockin' 2 night party of live jamming with Iration and a slew of other amazing artists, check out the upcoming One Love Califest on the Queen Mary in Longbeach California on February 10th and 11th 2018 learn more and get your early bird tickets and be sure to kick off your new year with a rockin' reggae fest!

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