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Dan Eason

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Drummer in Space

Work experience

Drummer, Percussionist, Drummist, Multi-instrumentalist


Drumset, Percussion, Mallet Keyboards, Timpani, Snare Drum, Hand Percussion...New York, Nashville, Hawaii, Canada, Bahamas…audiences of one to 10,000…over 30 years of music performance. Intuitive drumming and thought provoking songwriting.  Live Performance, Recording Studio, Production, Arranging, and Session Work...also guitar, bass, and piano.

Drummist, drummer, percussionist, Rock Drummer, Jazz Drummer, Metal Drummer, etc.


Seconds Out (Genesis Tribute) - progressive rock featuring Robbie Cooper – drumset

Toys in the Attic (Aerosmith Tribute) - hard rock 1994 - 1995   - drumset

Mr. Volta - Heavy Metal. Central NY 1993 - drums

Diesel Opera - Hard Rock. North Hollywood, California 1993 - drums.

The Amazing Bricklayers - funk rock. Interstellar Purveyors of Musical Madness ’99-‘04 - drums

Joe Whiting - Jumpin’ Joe Whiting and his Rockin’ Rhythm Review. R&B - Drums

Touch the Robot - rock & funk. 2005 - drums and electronica

Early Warning - mind-bending rock. 1989-1993 - drumset. NY

Rik Emmett (formerly of Triumph) live at WAQX Studios Syracuse, NY - drumset

Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone of Extreme, live at 95X Radio Syracuse, NY -drums

Benny Mardones - live performance at TK99 Radio Christmas Show 1996 - drumset

Northside Baptist Church Praise & Worship Band - Gospel. Liverpool, NY ‘06 - ‘09 -drumset

ALTARED Christian Rock band, featuring Katrina Marie Eason 2007- present   - drumset (live) and drums, guitar, bass & keys (studio). Performances in:

Nashville, Tennessee - Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Rocketown

West Palm Beach, Florida

Kaua’I, Hawaii

Cat Island, Bahamas

Phoenix, Arizona

Saratoga Springs, New York

Syracuse, New York

In-flight performances in US airspace at 30,000 feet

Live radio performances, interviews and airplay on WMHR 102.9 FM Syracuse, NY

and many more...

No One - hard rock power trio covers & originals 1981-1982 - drums and vox. NY

US - hard rock and originals 1982-1985 - drums & vox. NY

Lackland Air Force Base Praise & Worship Band, Gospel, Hymns, Rock 1985 drumset. San Antonio, TX

Oswego Concert Band AFM Local 267-441 1981-1985- percussion/drumset. NY

Jim Gannon Quartet swing at The Cabaret in Oswego, NY - drums.

Eddie Goodness Trio swing, show tunes, jazz w/Dick Guyer(sax) 2002-08 - traps

Nick Sterio Big Band Jazz and Swing 1990-1995 - drums

Philomelians variety vocal group with Gary Illingworth (keys)1981-1985 - drums

Wright State University Jazz Ensemble 1986 - drumset. Dayton, Ohio

Wright State University Orchestra1986 - timpanist. Dayton, Ohio

Butch Thompson, Jazz Pianist, guest artist series, Wright State University 1987 -drums

Harvey Phillips, Tubist, guest artist series at Wright State University 1986 - drums

New Country Dreamers Alburgh, Vermont featuring Sam, Jen, Wayne and Moon -drums & vox

Friends of the Biosphere - funk & hard rock1989- 2005 – drums & backing vox. NY

Plattsburgh State University Jazz Quartet with Marshall Onofrio 1988 - drums

Champlain Valley Symphony Orchestra 1988-1989 -Timpanist

Irondale Ensemble Project experimental theater featuring Paul Lazar 1988 - percussion

Eason Sheridan Duo - Alexandria Bay, NY 1992- drums and rhythm guitar

Sacket’s Harbor Jazz Quintet featuring Pat Guido, Lou Arcoracci, Bruce Coons 1990 –Drums. NY

Fundraiser for Gulf War Troops 1991- World record attempt, played drums continuously for 95.7 hours at WAQX Studios, Syracuse, NY –Drumset

Terry Mulhauser (Kingsnakes) with Joe Whiting, Rock & R&B - drums

Renegade - oldies with Matt & John Zych 1996 - drums & vox

Cup O’ Soup - progressive rock with Scott Sheridan & Chris Ellerd

 Vocé -  classical vocal group 1990-1995-timpanist. NY

Inspector Fuzzhard - rock, funk & punk originals 1992- 1996 -drumset & songwriter

Johnny Salerno Jazz Trio with Lou Palmer -Drums

Danny Eason Jazz Trio - featuring Gerry Rockower 1998 Syracuse Marriott - drums

Anne Barnes Trio - 1990-1993 Hotel Syracuse, et al - drums

Ron Spencer and the Nite Crew 1999 - drumset

The Edge with Steve Robinson 1999-2000 - drums. NY

Ashley Cox - pop originals with Victor Penniman & Lisa Romano ’99-‘05 - drums & percussion

The Crunge - rock covers featuring Joe Precourt 2002 –drums

Rachael Maurer/Sweet Rachael & the Naked Inspiration pop ’03 - ’05 drums/percussion

Weekend Drama - progressive rock - with Chris Ellerd and Mike Place 1992 - drums

Delta Kings with Scott Sheridan and Jeff Germain - blues1990 - drumset

Media, Press, Television, Video, Radio and Multimedia appearances

WIXT ABC TV, WSYR NBC TV, WTVH CBS TV Affiliates in Syracuse, NY; WTOP TV and Time Warner Cable TV

  • Syracuse Party in the Plaza with Jumpin’ Joe Whiting at 1991- drums
  • World Record drumming exhibition at WAQX Syracuse, NY April 1991 to benefit US Troops and their families. Drummed continuously 95.7 hours. -drums
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 78 Banquet - Instrument Toss Scholarship Benefit 1992; 1st place violin discus and 1st place clarinet javelin
  • Oswego Harborfest 1996 with Inspector Fuzz-drums
  • Oswego Independence Day Parade with Friends of the Biosphere 1989-2005 - drums

WTOP TV at SUNY Oswego, NY

  • Whole Lotta Love video (Led Zeppelin Tribute) filmed WTOP Studios 1984 - drums

WNYO Radio 88.9 FM SUNY Oswego

  • Radio airplay from album “This” and interviews of Inspector Fuzz 1991-1995

WAQX Radio 95.7 FM Syracuse

  • Inspector Fuzz CD “This” played on Soundcheck radio program 1995 -1996
  • Solo CD “Scriba Rocks” played on Soundcheck 2009
  • World Record drumming exhibition NY April 1991 to benefit US Troops and their families. Drummed continuously 95.7 hours

WMHR Radio 102.9 FM Syracuse

  • Live performance and interviews of ALTARED 2009 & 2010
  • Radio airplay of ALTARED original songs 2009 & 2010
  • Live performance with ALTARED for “A Christmas Card” broadcast Dec. 2010

Syracuse Countryfest Syracuse, NY 2004televised in Syracuse, NY

  • Opened for Marty Stuart, John Anderson and Lee Greenwood as a member of Conan and the Showdogs - drums, 2004 Syracuse Country Fest

WGNA radio and Albany, NYTimes Union newspaper

  • Colgate Country Showdown 2004 finalist Albany, NY. Conan and the Showdogs - drums

The Palladium Times newspaper Oswego, NY

  • Feature interview for Entertainment section 1991

The Good News newspaper Central NY

  • Feature Article- Syracuse Inner Harbor Christian Music Festival 2009 with “Altared” - drumset…


“…came the driving sounds of Altared, who rocked the place with solid drums, a winding lead guitar and outstanding female vocals…This was the largest Christian concert on record for the Syracuse area.”

- By John R. Petrilli October 2009 issue of “The Good News Paper” Syracuse, NY

Northside Baptist Church Webcast

  • “Altared” live at 2009 Worship Summit Liverpool, NY - drums

The Oswegonian SUNY Oswego newspaper and WTOP Television

  • Feature articles on Inspector Fuzz

Syracuse New Times

  • Interview and coverage of World Record drumming exhibition NY April 1991
  • Press for drumming with Conan and the Showdogs, Ashley Cox, Ron Spencer and Joe Whiting, et al 1991- 2005

Newspaper media coverage and occasional features in Syracuse Post Standard, Syracuse Herald American, Palladium Times, Syracuse New Times, The Good News and Oswego Valley News.

Theater, Musicals, Off-Broadway, pit orchestra…

  • Guys and Dolls - "Theatre 90" 1992 - drumset, timpani, electric fan, hand percussion & mallet percussion
  • The Threepenny Opera - Plattsburgh State University 1988, produced by Irondale Ensemble Project, featuring Paul Lazar. - Percussionist, actor and music director
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors, Oswego Opera Theater production at Mexico Academy 1992 - drumset and timpani
  • Evening of Swing at SUNY Oswego1995- guest artist on drumset
  • La Traviata – Timpanist and auxiliary percussionist.1985 SUNY Oswego
  • Sugar – (Some Like it Hot) - actor and singer 1980
  • Evita - percussion soloist and composer 1983
  • Nine - Wright State University 1987 Dayton, Ohio - timpani, drumset & percussion
  • Princess and the Pea - The Ralph M. Faust Theatre of the Performing Arts 1982 -drumset, timpani, hand percussion & mallet percussion
  • Music Man OSWACA Community Players 1996 - drumset & percussion
  • Calamity Jane Red Creek Community Players 1994 - drumset, percussion, banjo and keyboards
  • Once Upon a Mattress Red Creek Community Players 1992 - Drumset & percussion
  • and many others...

Music Educator, Director and Clinician

Drumset Clinician and Adjunct Professor, Cayuga Community College- Drumset, Percussion History, Music History, and Acoustics

Professor for Adult learning, acoustics, dynamics, conceptual studies in texture and contrast

Mentor for Non-traditional Student population

Tutor, State University of New York at Oswego- College Music Tutor 1990-1994

Drumset, Music Theory and Classical Percussion

  • Drum Instructor, Liverpool Warriors Marching Band 1991 Season, Battery & Pit

Teacher, Oswego High School Assisted Learning Center, grades 9-12 Classroom Teacher/Tutor/Instructor for Scholastic Music Oswego, NY '99-'02

  • Percussion Instructor, Oswego Marching Buccaneers drumline, 1992 season, battery
  • Music Director and Choir Director First United Methodist Church Oswego, NY

Director, conductor, solo artist, clinician, arranger and composer. 1995-1997

Music Teacher, St. Mary’s School- Classroom Teacher, K-6 & Pre-K Instrumental Music- Percussion, Strings, Piano, Acoustics, Music Theory, Chorus, Oswego, NY '98-'99

  • Mass music director, Christmas Pageant director and arranger

Music Instructor, Third of a Barn Ranch Music Studios- Instruction in Music Theory, Composition, Percussion & Acoustics, Minetto, NY '96-'99 and Scriba, NY '03-'06

Private Instruction and Clinics

  • Private Music Instruction - Drumset, Percussion, Music Theory, Music History, Guitar, Piano and Bass. ‘06 - present. Nephilim Studios Oswego, NY

Drum Corps, Drumline, Rudimental & Classical

United States Air Force Golden Eagles Drum & Bugle Corps Squadron 3706 Flight B101 Lackland AFB, Texas 1985-1986 - Snare Drummer

  • Performances for USAF “Project Warrior” honoring American WWII POWs from the Bataan Death March.
  • Performances for Base Officer Review, Promotions and Parade Grounds Events

USAF Chanute Air Force Base Drum & Bugle Corps Chanute AFB, Illinois 1986 -Snare Drummer, Soloist & Section Leader

  • Performances for US Military Veterans and former POWs, and Parades and Patriotic events throughout Illinois

Snare Drummer & Section Leader, Oswego Buccaneers Marching Band: 1982 - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 21st annual "Contest of Champions" Middle Tenn. State Univ.; Superior rating, finalist (of 35 bands).

1982 - Syracuse, New York NYS Field Band Conference Championships, 3rd Place - Open Class, 93.3 highest mark ever in competition.

1985 - Orlando, Florida Orange Blossom Festival, winner of virtually every major award; Grand Champions of Festival, best Drum Line of Festival.

NYSSMA All-State Competition, “A” rating for Snare Drum Solo “Etude in 32nds” by Garwod Whaley, and for sight reading, & hand percussion 1984

Discography, Recording, Composing, Producing, Session Work and Arranging

Various artists...

"Eclectic Amalgamation" by ALTARED 12 song CD on eSun Records™   ©2013 featuring vocalist Katrina Marie Eason Drums, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Hand Percussion, Producer, Arranger, Co-writer Recorded at Subcat Studios Skaneateles, NY and Skycow Studios Phoenix, NY


"Scriba Rocks" by Daniel Seth Eason  19 song CD on eSun Records™ ©2008 Solo Album; Drums, vocals, guitar, bass, piano, marimba, snow shovel, et al

1.Bone Shadow Tree Car

2.Do You Need Repair

3.Druids Took My Brains

4.Ducky and Hondo

5.Eyes Red As Mars

6.Going To Mars


8.Home On Earth

9.It Flies At Me Now

10.Night Sky


12.Orpheum #2


14.Pompit Conkit Mōnkey

15.So Secret

16.Spacedock Man

17.This Gnu Whirled


19.Untie Me Up


Rumbletown, et al, by Timothy Drazek. Featuring single "Halloween". CD recorded at Starlost Productions in Camillus, NY 1994. Drums and arranging.


"This" - Inspector Fuzz ©1995     8 songs, engineered at Starlost Productions in Camillus, NY   released 1995

1. This

2. Jesus in Stereo

3. Whose is it? co-authors Guernsey & Babcock

4. Inspector Fuzz

5. Collision in Space co-authors Guernsey & Babcock

6. Smokin’ Limbs co-authors Guernsey & Babcock

7. Ice

8. White Sale

Spacejunkhead ©1992      14 songs     Recorded at Third of a Barn Ranch Studio

1. Don’t Lose Your Head

2. Larry’s Garage

3. Carnival Goldfish Death

4. Century, et al


Crash Test Dummy Voodoo songs ©1992 Third of a Barn Ranch Studio, analog 14 songs

1. I like Baloney Sandwiches

2. Don’t Be a Kook, et al


Harborfest Theme ©2004 with Thoma and Lenny, recorded at Curvature Studios

1. Harborfest/Sleepy Town


Family Songs ©1995 Engineer John Zych       Curvature Studios 1995

1. Kerfien Road, et al


Cosmic Album ©1998      Sunflower Ranch Music Studios       Engineer Matt Zych

1. This Ball of Hydrogen (co-author T. Drazek)

2. Sympathetic Resonance Overture

3. Sustain Pedal Concrete Block


We Three Kings of Orient Are (Hopkins) juxtaposed with Take Five (Brubeck) arranged for Sax, Bass, Piano and Drums. 1991 performed live at FUMC

Obscurity for Vibraphone ©1990 composed in 1990, arrangement for Vibes and Drumset

Pachelbel Canon arranged for Guitar and Percussion 1992.

Fanfare for the Common Man superimposed with 2001: A Space Odyssey 1991 arrangement for Percussion and Trumpet. Guest artist Sharon Powell, Trumpet

Away in a Manger - blues arrangement for guitar and vocal. 2005

Noun Family Singers, CD featuring Vaselios Nakas. Recorded at Coe Mansion on Lake Ontario during Perseid Meteor Shower August 2000. –Producer and Engineer

Wake Up ©2000 Danielle Shada Eason. Single featuring vocalist Danielle Shada Eason recorded at The Coe Mansion 2000. – Engineer, guitar, drums and bass

film, art, fashion; other...


Acting credit: Appeared in movie “Champion of Glory" (2009) as a sports fan; filmed in Mishawaka, Indiana. IMDB

Radio show guest on WZZZ 1300 AM; Astronomy interview, Light Pollution Solutions 2001.

Oswego Art Guild Exhibition 1997- classical guitarist for new exhibit

Drum "Battle" with  Biboti Ouikahilo and SU West African Drumming Ensemble at Westcott Cultural Fair 2004

Created and painted original USAF “Project Warrior” logo for Event Program Literature and painted 24’ x 10’ mural for BMTS Honor Flight, Lackland AFB, Texas 1985

Boom Babies Fashion Show at Styleen’s Rhythm Palace Syracuse, NY 2003-Runway model, modeling yarn pants for men’s wear line

Salmon River Kayak Festival Pulaski, NY 2002-bass guitarist and vox

Lifeguard and snapping turtle whisperer, Scriba Town Beach 1982-1985

Solo and ensemble conga performance at Punta Salinas Radar Site, Puerto Rico 2005

Solo performance at Kincardine, Ontario Bed & Breakfast, 2009-guitar & vox

USAF Band of Flight audition at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 1986. Adjudicator- SSgt. Davis -passed 5-level audition for USAF Band Percussionist on snare drum, timpani, mallet keyboards, drumset and sight reading.

Musical Instrument Inventor/DesignerAcoustic creations in wood, steel and natural & ethereal phenomena. Repair, Tuning, and Modification. Membranophones, Idiophones and Tubuphones.

Experimental Percussion; liquid resonators, semi-solid reverberators, 3D sound-parcel zones and Bio-percussion mapping, Anomalous Acoustic Serendipity in Empty Space.

Professional Affiliations, Awards, Certifications and Recognition


BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) member Songwriter/Composer

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)

American Federation of Musicians

World Record Holder, continuous drumming, 1991 at WAQX Studios

Syracuse Astronomical Society, Syracuse, NY

Sociedad de Astronomía de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

U.S.A.F. Honor Flight Member, Drum & Bugle Corps, Snare Drummer 1985

Chanute AFB, USAF Drum Corps, Section Leader, Snare Drum 1985-1986

U.S.A.F. Good Conduct Medal and Outstanding Unit Award, Strategic Air Command

Advanced Lifesaving, First Aid and CPR


Drummist in Membranophonology

Hard Knocks University

Since 1981, over two thousand professional drumming gigs in smoky clubs, national tours, rock, metal, jazz, swing, classical, gospel, progressive, thrash, pop, latin, R&B, blues, pit orchestra gigs, off-broadway, symphonies, drum corps, shopping record deals, studio recording sessions, parades & parade floats, clambakes, weddings, operas, musicals, live radio & TV, world drumming record, on trucks & boats, praise teams, worship bands, sleeping in a van, in unheated hotels, and dealing with a multitude of personalities via musicians, promoters, club owners, managers, groupies, middlemen, hangers-on, ne'r-do-wells, mountebanks, journalists, posers, politicians, subverters, engineers, and angels ...



Drummer, drummist, membranophonist, percussionist, musician. Composer, arranger, studio musician. Drums, guitar, bass, piano, marimba, xylophone, timpani, ukulele, banjo, bowed cymbals, conga, tabla, djembe, dumbek, et al...



Scott Patnode, Studio Owner / Engineer / Guitarist 315 695 2419 **** Heather Sweeting, Percussionist / Music Educator 315 947 6761 **** Thomas Guernsey, Guitarist / Songwriter 315 592 1023 **** Christian Carvajal, Music Leader / Vocalist / Guitarist 817 219 1693 **** Christopher Wilcken, Songwriter / Vocalist / Guitarist 315 263 2182 **** Timothy Czerow, Technical Professional 315 343 3096 **** Allan Covington, Musician, Music Pastor 315 254 1257 ****

Artists I have performed with...

Various artists I’ve performed with, jammed with and/or sat in with as a guest artist…

  • Al Gallodoro
  • Altared
  • Anthony Joseph
  • Armand Magnarelli
  • Ashley Cox
  • Bill Coughlin
  • Bill Endres
  • Bob Spinelli
  • Chris Ellerd
  • Chris Heels
  • Conan and the Showdogs
  • Danny Shaw
  • Dave Hawthorne
  • Dave King
  • Dave Wolever
  • Delmar
  • Don Goodness
  • Ed Dumar
  • Ed Lisk
  • Eddie Goodness
  • Eddy Current
  • Five to Life
  • Gary Cherone
  • Henry Wilson
  • Jamie Burritt
  • Jason Teska
  • Jim Gannon
  • Jim Pfeiffer
  • Joanna Nix
  • Joe Raposo
  • John Puma
  • Johnny Salerno
  • Julie Dasans
  • Kevin Babcock
  • Lisa Romano
  • Lou Palmer
  • Marian Dudley
  • Melissa Barlow
  • Mike Fararr
  • Mike Place
  • Mike Reilly
  • Mike Ryan
  • Mike Vincent
  • Nuno Bettencourt
  • Paul Cerra
  • Paul Lazar
  • Paul Leclair
  • Rachael Maurer
  • Ray Bennett
  • Rik Emmett
  • Roosevelt Dean
  • Sam Domicolo
  • Scott Sheridan
  • Shake Anderson
  • Steve Robinson
  • Terry Leroy
  • Tim Drazek
  • Tim Latham
  • Tom Guernsey
  • Tom Towsley
  • Tycho Helburg
  • Walt Maddox
  • Vasilios Nakas
  • Bobby Valentine


Reportoire / Styles: All

Covers and Originals in virtually every style of music...

Rock, Hard Rock, Funk, R&B, Rock & Roll, Gospel, Blues, Rockabilly, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Metal, Punk, Prog, New Wave, Oldies, Top 40, Grunge, Experimental, Country, Fusion, Folk, Latin, Samba, Bossa Nova, Mozambique, Rumba, Reggae, etc.

Jazz, Swing, Broadway, Bebop, Show Tunes, Tin Pan Alley, Fusion, Electronica, etc.

Classical, Period Instruments, Renaissance, Baroque, Military, etc.  

Classical experience

Some of the Classical music that I have performed as a percussionist / drummer / timpanist:

La Traviata - Giuseppe Verdi 

Candide – Leonard Bernstein

Marche Militaire Francaise – Camille Saint-Saens

Helix – Warren Benson

Othello - Alfred Reed

A Festival Prelude - Alfred Reed

A Ceremonial Fanfare - Alfred Reed

Cryptic Essay – Fisher Tull

Diamond Variations – Robert Jager

Symphony No. 2 - Robert Jager

Sketches on a Tudor Psalm - Fisher Tull

Cheerio March – Edwin Franko Goldman

Stars and Stripes Forever – John Philip Sousa

Semper Fidelis - John Philip Sousa

Pines of Rome – Respighi

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Armenian Dances – Alfred Reed

Molly on the Shore - Percy Aldridge Grainger

Aegean Festival Overture – Andreas Makris

Images of Song and Dance No. 1 – Anthony Iannaccone

Symphony No. 2 – John Barnes Chance

Pineapple Poll – Sullivan / Mackerras

Apotheosis of This Earth – Karel Husa

Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin

Jubilee – Michael Hennigin

National Emblem March - E. E. Dagley

Florentiner March – Julius Fucik

Music for Prague 1968 – Karel Husa

LaBelle Helene – J. Offenback / Odom

Pictures at an Exhibition – Moussorgsky

Toccata and Fugue in Dm - Johann Sebastian Bach

Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copeland

Instruments (partial list):

drums, drumset, percussion, trapset, drumkit, membranophones,  concert toms, rototoms, timbales, cymbals, bowed cymbals, finger cymbals, crash cymbals, chinese cymbals, splash cymbals, rivet cymbals, ride cymbals, idiophones, tubuphones, chimes, wind chimes, timpani, djembe, temple blocks, snow shovel, triangle, conga, orchestra bells, gong, tam tam, thunder sheet, temple bells, clave, dumbek, tabla, guiro, ribbon crasher, vibraslap, bongos, marimba, pots and pans, xylophone, duck calls, kalimba, crotales, whistles, flexatone, turkey calls, tambourine, glockenspiel, guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, piano, bass, cowbell, more cowbell.