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Dugan Frase

Dugan Frase

Born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico, Dugan Frase began like most drummers at a very early age, hitting pots, pans and anything that made a cool noise. His parents bought him a real drum kit when he was still in elementary school and he was infatuated. He drew influences from everything around him, from his dad's endless eclectic record collection, to the music coming from his oldest sisters radio tape player. He spent weekends at rodeo grounds, watching his sister compete and absorbing the country music that was in the air. He found solace in the grooves of old records, rather than the modern music his classmates were interested in. His parents would take him to rock concerts all the time and he studied some of greatest to do it, learning what a performer is and becoming obsessed with the craft. Once in high school, he joined the drumline, marching, concert and jazz bands. Around this time, he also joined punk and heavy metal bands, mostly out of necessity. Being popular in the area, metal music served as a catalyst to performing in clubs and learning the business. Once his foot was in the door, he took any musical job he could playing anything from metal, country, blues, Latin, bar bands, jam bands, jazz ensembles, top 40 groups and rock outfits. Working today more as a hired gun in New Mexico and Colorado, he looks forward to making music and learning more than ever.
It's his way of life.

My Soultone Set: 

8" Custom Brilliant Splash
20" Abby Ride
18" Abby Crash
16" Abby Crash
14" Abby Hi Hat Pair