Hello, MD readers, my name is Ian Eanes, a.k.a. “Youngstar.” I’m from Spring Valley, NY, and I currently play drums for R&B singer Ashanti. It’s been a lot of hard work and long rehearsals, but major fun! I’ve been playing drums since I was five years old, and it’s wonderful to see how much your hard work and practicing can pay off. Nothing compares to that feeling of accomplishment when you’re out there on stage and the crowd is flipping out over what your doing. To all the young drummers reading this, keep playing and one day your craft will give back to you what you’ve put into it. I entered and won the 2007 Guitar Center Drum Off store finals in Paramus, NJ, and now I play drums for Ashanti. I can’t began to tell you how much Modern Drummer has influenced me and bettered me as a drummer and all around musician, and I just wanted to share this with you all.
Ian A Eanes