Jeffrey Smith: Drums & Percussion
Home Base: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jeffrey plays barefoot and it is true that Inda and Jeffrey first met in a ‘PDQ’ (high end midwestern 7 eleven) parking lot north of Milwaukee in Saukeville, Wisconsin when Jeffrey was a gentlemen llama farmer. It was love at first site even though Inda was an hour late to the meeting. They solidified the relationship over ‘butter burgers with shegoygan hard rolls’, carmel apples and air drumming to Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”. “Dammit – listen to me good!”
Jeffrey is a staple ingredient to a live Inda show and is taking hybrid percussion to the next level. No one listened, counseled and contributed more to this project in a physical, spiritual and mental way than Jeffrey. His raw emotion is exposed in the ‘Go West’ sessions like no other project. We are truly hanging on to thrive from one fill to the next cymbal crash.
Directly from Jeffrey:
(born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) is an American drummer, percussionist and member of the Inda Eaton band. Known for the ability to adapt to a variety of genres and instrument configurations, Jeffrey is currently developing the SplitKit™ – a percussion hybrid of hand drums and a standard drum kit. The SplitKit™ was used exclusively in Inda’s latest album Go West.