Louis “Styx” Newsom
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.
Q & A
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