Keith Dickerson ;~o)=[X
  • Studio Drum Kit: 1972 Rodgers 7 piece with double bass & matching serial numbers, 2-24" Kick Drums, 13" & 14" rack toms, 16" & 18" floor toms, 6 1/2" x 14" Dynasonic snare.
  • Road Drum Kit: 1996 Tama Piano White Star Classics 11" x 22" Kick Drum w/double pedal, 8', 10" & 12" rack toms, 15" floor tom, 6" x 14" snare.
  • Cymbals (Zildjans): 20" Flat Ride, 20" Sizzle, 18" Ride, 14" Hi-Hat, 16" Crash, 12" Crash, 2-10" Crash w/all original hardware.
  • Vocals: AKG C444L Headset Microphone
Did I mention that I'm go'in on vacation! Work hard play hard, that's what I do. But first I'm gig'in with my pals in OPEN>Sunday®. Yeah, I've been hang'in with these yardbirds for a while, since June 2001. At first it was just a casual thing. Just sitt'in in a couple times a month playing originals. You know, playing songs my way. At that time I was still playing with the boys in LOUD MOUTH SOUP, as I had been for more than 2 years. Man those guys are great. But things bring change and my work was taking off, in a good direction. I didn't have the time to keep up with the Soup's growth. So a friendly departure was made and I found myself doing the casual jams over at Andy's, with OPEN>Sunday®. Then this gig at the Pageant came along and we began to gel up as a band. I am really enjoying doing this all originals thing. I really feel like we have something to share.

So that's pretty much my present day story. As for my beginnings well, it all started in 1964. That's when I started playing drums. After seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show I got involved in the music program at school. 4th grade, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th found me in class keeping the beat. High School Marching Band was cocker than F'. But somewhere around 1969 we (my high school buds and I) put together our 1st basement band. Then the 2nd came in 1970 and lasted thru '72. In 1973 I started my 1st working band called CISUM (which is music spelled backwards,-ha). With that group, we thought we were on our way to Rock and Roll stardom.

For the next decade and a half I kept myself active in the music scene, playing regionally in the Midwest. There was the ANVIL BAND from '74 to '76. Then came DARK STAR, one of my favorities. This group was together from'77 to 82 playing originals and sharing a practice pad with the Danny and Pat Liston's band, MAMA'S PRIDE. DARK STAR kick ass!! My hair was down to my butt and I was living like there was no tomorrow. Then tomorrow came and five years had passed and I woke up in '83 playing in a band called April Magazene..

Then there was FRENZY from '85 till '89 and then the SHARKS from '90 till '93. FORCE-N- MOTION came next from '94 to '99. That band got a lot of stage time. Then came LOUD MOUTH SOUP taking me from'99 to OPEN>Sunday®. Wow, 39 years in the music scene and I am still hungry for the game. What can I say, I'm a guy who likes to hang around with musicians.

By the way, Buddy Rich, you were my all time favorite. And Neal Peart, you are undoubtedly the best I have ever seen.