Interview with Josh Wagner
1. What is your Afterglow 2018 project called? Could you describe it? What is its inspiration?
Josh Dramer is the name I use for performing. My performance will be drumming to songs that many people know, and maybe some that people do not know. I'm breaking out of the shell of drumming in a room by myself, and having fun with a bunch of people around me.
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, where you live, and your creativity.
I'm a drummer from Laconia, NS. I'm a bit of a shy and hyper person, but I always try my best to help out and be kind to others as best as I can. I started drumming when I was in 7th grade after not being able to make a note come out of an Alto Saxophone. Ever since then, I've mostly learned a bunch of stuff at my own pace through YouTube videos of drummers such as Cobus Potgieter, Luke Holland & Phil J Drums; also looked at drum lesson videos from channels such as Drumeo.
My range of music is varied. Anything from country to metal - as long as it's good to listen to and it makes me want to drum!
3. How do you feel Afterglow makes an impact on Bridgewater?
Afterglow lets people see lots of various talents that they don't get to see a lot of. There are always those rare talents that no one knows about, that others needs to see, hear, etc.
4. Why have you chosen to take part in this year's festival?
To perform in front of the local population, and show them how much fun I have playing some songs, and just hitting hard on the drums!!!
5. What are you looking forward to most in this year's festival?
The music performances in the events!!
Interview and blog compiled by Jordan Beck Crouse
Afterglow Art Festival
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