Have you listened carefully to Nora Jane’s original song Travelin’ On?  Or seen a live performance of Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line?  Who is that guy clapping throughout?

It’s Party Line drummer Drew Lawhorn — a Salem, Virginia-born drummer who started performing professionally at age 13!  Drew started out playing snare drum in the high school marching band, and at age 16, he became a drum instructor and taught private lessons to students.  At 17, after high school, Drew was hired on by several high schools as a drumline instructor where he wrote, arranged and taught percussion.

He has played with Robert Randolph, John Popper and Tim O’Brien; and his style draws from main influences such as Carter Beauford, Kenny Malone and Buddy Rich.  Drew now lives in Nashville, TN and tours full time with Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line.  Have a question for Drew?  Want to know where The Party Line will be playing next?  Follow The Party Line at https://www.facebook.com/Norajane!

Nora Jane, Drew & Joe at the Americana Music Festival -- September 22, 2013
Nora Jane Struthers, Drew Lawhorn & Joe Overton at the Americana Music Festival — September 22, 2013

Photograph courtesy of Ana Gilbert — www.anagilbert.com