I was born and raised in the hard working community of White Salmon, WA where I was raised to follow your heart and your dreams. At a very young age my family was aware of my interest in music, beating on pots and pans or using tennis racquets as guitars to write songs. I guess with all the obnoxious noises I was making it would’ve been easy for them to persuade me to find other activities to occupy my time, but they supported me all along. I discovered drums in 6th grade band thanks to my music teacher Tim McGlothlil. Back then I’m sure my family wishes I would have picked a different instrument, but I’m grateful everyday for the choices they allowed me to make.
In 2001 I moved to Nashville, TN and am thankful for the opportunity to be following my dreams and doing what I love to do. I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world, meet many great people and play with some of the most talented musicians in the world!
Today I live in Hendersonville, TN (about 12 miles from Nashville) with my beautiful family Sarah and Gavin who keep me humble, grounded and support me without question. I’m on the Kenny Chesney No Shoes Radio / Goin’ Coastal tour with Nashville duo Brasher/Bogue and getting ready to tour with new Curb Recording artist Dylan Robinson. I also play all the Opryland venues with my best friend and very talented Les Richardson along with all the Nashville demo sessions I can play on! I’m very lucky to do what I love for a living and can only encourage everyone with a dream to follow it whole heartedly and remember hard work and persistence pay off! -NW