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Louis “Styx” Newsom

COUNTRY:  United States

GROUP:  Ledisi

Louis “Styx” Newsom was born in Toledo, OH and started playing the drums at the very young age of 2. His father was also a drummer and he feels that he was first influence, saying, “It’s his fault I came out of the womb playing the drums”.

Other influences include: Ricky Lawson, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Vinnie Colaiuta.

Louis has toured with Dwele, Chubby Checker, Johnny Gill, Gladys Knight, Rahsaan Patterson, Kindred, Slum Village, the Crystals and the Sherills.

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BORN IN: Toledo, OH

LIVES IN: Atlanta, GA

DRUMMING SINCE: 1988

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT: Ledisi

BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Ricky Lawson, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: “Wants. World. Women”, Dwele

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: “Mint Factory”, Mint Condition

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Touring with rock n roll legend Chubby Checker

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 18” HHX Evolution Crash

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