David Lofgren Drums
I was born and raised in the small costal town of Kittery Point, Maine. I was introduced to Jazz music by my grandfather who was a big band jazz pianist before and after WWII. I started singing and doing musical theater in elementary school, inspired by the Broadway shows I had seen (my dad's family have been stagehands on B'way for 4 generations and as a result I was lucky enough to go to NYC often to see shows). I started playing the trumpet at age 10 and switched to drums in 8th grade when I got my first kit for my 14th birthday. I studied under Peter Moutis, a jazz drummer from Exeter, New Hampshire for 4 years and played in Jazz Band through middle school and high school. I recorded my first album with the Durham, New Hampshire based Punk/Rock group No Dice in 2003. Between 2003 and 2006 I played regularly with No Dice, The Katie Seiler Jazz Explosion, The Pioneers, Equinox, and played on Zach Wilson's album In Our Ocean in 2005. In the fall of 2005 I came to Washington for the first time to sail on the SV Lady Washington, a replica of the first US Tallship to sail to the NW. I sailed in the Puget Sound and down to San Francisco over the course of 4 months and I fell in love with the magnitude and diversity of the land here. After traveling in Europe in the spring of '06 and spending the summer in New England, I returned to Washington to settle in B'ham, gain residency, and go to school. I met Steve-O and Will through guitar Guru Devin Beau, and the group developed from the weekly jams at Steve-O's house. Since moving to Bellingham, I have played with The Apothecary House Band, The 20 String Band, and Granpaw's Geetars. Currently playing with Snug Harbor, Robert Blake and the Put It All Down in A Letters and the Bellingham-based Irish Trad. group Giants' Causway.