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Louis "Styx" Newsom

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP Ledisi      

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

Biography

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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