Travis Tritt

Lejoe Young

About

Paiste Artist Since
June 2012

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Travis Tritt

Website
www.lejoeyoung.com

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Lejoe Young

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Biography

Growing up in Oklahoma, I began playing music in bars and honky-tonks at a very young age. I played many styles of music in area bands. As I matured as a musician I started dreaming of doing it as my livelihood. In 1995 I decided to change my geographic location and pursue my music career. Without much hesitation, I loaded up the truck and moved to Music City, Nashville, Tennessee. Immediately I began looking for work and scheduling auditions. In 1997, after two years of working and living in Nashville, I had an offer to move to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The gig was a perfect fit for me. I became the drummer for Country Tonite – a Vegas style country review show, performing 450 to 500 shows a year. The theater hosts concerts with some of the biggest names in the country music entertainment industry. George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, Mel Tillis, Ray Stevens, Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw, Don Williams, and Merle Hagard. The theater also played host to the Mayberry Reunions which included Don Knotts, George Lindsay, Howard Morris and Betty Lynn. During my tenure At Country Tonite, I had the privilege of working with Las Vegas producer Karen Nelson-Bell. She had previously been music director for the Country Tonite show in Vegas and also worked with other Vegas stars including Paul Anka. Country singer and songwriter Craig Morgan was a featured singer in those early years. In my final years as drummer there, I was under the direction of Matt Davenport. Matt was co-founder of country super group Diamond Rio. I maintain a relationship with many area studios. For several years now I have worked in conjunction with Chartbuster Karaoke, a division of Big Mama Recording studios. I have literally hundreds of recorded songs to my credit. It is a passion of mine to perform and record drums. Jan 2010. I heard Country Superstar Travis Tritt was looking for a drummer and was holding auditions. I have always loved Travis’s singing and music, so I took advantage of all my chart reading and writing abilities. I charted out the songs and played the audition. It is an awesome privilege to be the drummer for such a talented person as Travis Tritt. The Tritt gig has allowed me to work with some of my music heroes such as The Charlie Daniels Band, The Outlaws, Hank Williams Jr, Marshall Tucker Band, Marty Stewart, and The Oak Ridge Boys. I have also shared the stage with some of today’s rising stars like Montgomery Gentry, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Gary Allen, Jamie Johnson, and Colt Ford.

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

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    Sizes: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

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