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John Sparrow of Violent Femmes

Expect the Unexpected After spending 18 years as the Violent Femmes percussionist, John Sparrow has been playing drums in the band for a while now. But what is the musical training ground for playing drums in one of the most…

By Mark Griffith
Mar 31, 2023

John Sparrow on the Violent Femmes' Hotel Last Resort

The perennially popular folk-punk group celebrates nearly forty years with their tenth studio full-length, powered by a longtime percussionist with a unique setup. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital…

by Willie Rose
Jul 31, 2019