Joseph Waldecker - Drums
Joseph started playing drums with his brother, father and godfather at the age of 13, and found himself gigging regularly with high school bands at the age of 15. He first found his love of the Dead's music at a Bob Weir and Ratdog show in March of 2008, and has been playing their tunes ever since. He made a name for himself playing with Michigan bands that include Feral Ground, People Movers, and Nina and the Buffalo Riders. His biggest influences include John Bonham, Benny Benjamin, Joe Russo, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, Richard "Pistol" Allen and Gene Krupa.