Rumor has it that Rod was raised by wolves in the Flatlands of Ohio. As of this writing, we can find no information to either corroborate or dispute this. Rod’s origin is not important. His presence at Groove Central is.
In addition to being an accomplished percussionist, a seasoned business professional, a working drummer AND a teacher, Rod is also the resident hardware and used equipment appraisal specialist at Stebal Drums. Rod has probably forgotten more about drums, drum hardware, and the music business in general than many of us will ever know.
Rod’s professional career includes work with Sextet Devo (yes, THAT Devo), 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band), Crystal Brandy (on a Far East USO tour), Buckeye Biscuit, Baby Sirloin, Alex Bevan (Low Tech and Proud), John Dailey, and First Light, Prayer Warriors, Outlaws I&I.
Rod’s current musical associations are with The Prayer Warriors, Cletus Black, and Outlaws I&I, and many Studio Sessions (various Artists)