by elizabeth | October 12th, 2011
I met Robert Di Pietro through bassist Rob Jost (more on him soon!). Robert and Rob play together all the time in many projects – such as the pop band Ursa Minor with Michelle Casillas, and with guitarist/bassist/singer-songwriter Tony Scherr – so it was an easy and natural transition to add Robert to my band.
I always admired what “DP” could do for a song. He’s a subtle and solid drummer, someone who really listens before jumping in to contribute. He masterfully lifts a song from good to great with a few well-placed brushes or drum sticks. He had great input as we developed these songs live around NYC. He’s also a melodic soloist; check out this drum solo from “Memphis Mix-Up” on the new album!
Please take a moment to check out his own songwriting. Lovely!
P.S. Robert also invented the Wing Nut Drum Key! Drummers, take heed and buy one!