James Rieder's Bio
As college drew near, James’ strong passion for aviation was unavoidable and he decided to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Of course, the prospect of moving to a new state meant new opportunities to drum. James performed with both the Jazz Ensemble and the Pep Band/Drum Corps, which he became the Drum Captain of during his sophomore year. And often the night air would be filled with the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton as James and several talented friends would jam well into the morning hours.
James graduated in May of 2009 and immediately accepted a job opportunity as a Mechanical Engineer for the Navy; in doing so, he made sure his new place of residence would be able to support his drummer lifestyle. It was also here that James met Logan Kraft and the two hit it off instantly with both their personality and passion for music. After listening to a small sampling of Logan’s work, James was hooked and nearly begged to be a member of the band. The rest, as they say, is history. Beautiful, beautiful history.
The Beach Boys, Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies), Longineu Parsons III (Yellowcard), Travis Barker (Blink-182), The Beatles, Billy Joel
Favorite LKB Song:
Pacific Drums and Percussion MX Series
Mix of Sabian/Zildjian Cymbals