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Joel Peterson has played drums his whole life. His hard-driving style has held the groove in bands for over 20 years, from classic rock, traditional country to Red Dirt country. Joel has played a wide range of music. His drumming influences are as varied as his musical tastes. Neil Peart, John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd are only a few drummers whose music and style have driven Joel to pursue his craft at a high level.
Musically, Joel's tastes range from AC/DC to ZZ Top. AC/DC, Rush, Van Halen, Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash, Stray Cats, Reckless Kelly, Cody Canada, Turnpike Troubadours, Mike & The Moonpies, The Beatles, and The Outlaws all have given Joel the musical bug that will never leave him. He plays with a musicality that suits Shady Sadie's hard-driving Southern Rock style and blends to bring out the rich talent within the band.