John Latta
Winner of the Fall of 2010 Tennessee Concerts Song Contest with People Like Us
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Congratulations to John Latta for winning our Tennessee Concerts
Sonicbids Fall 2010 Song Competition for his song
People Like Us

Runners up:

Aaron Dean, Charlie Faye, Chatham Street, Claire Wyndham, Dree Paterson,
Galen Curry, Glen Naylor, Greylan James, Hope Cassity, Jen Mize, Jerry Blair,
Los Einstein, Malea McGuinness, Mark Stepakoff, Michelle Moore-Scott,
Michelle Ruben, Myla Smith, Scott Dameron and Jay Ladd V, Shawn Taylor,
The Lost River Cavemen, Thirty-Nine Thoughts

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I started playing drums when I was five-years-old. It was 1956 -- and Tulsa was
on fire, musically speaking -- when my parents finally agreed to let me take
drum lessons if I promised "to stick with it". I made them pay for that little pun
for decades; and they never complained.
So, on a hot summer's night (in a back alley, upstairs room of a now defunct
music store) a jazz trumpet player took me under his wing and my musical
journey began.
It took me over a year to "earn" a snare drum and more than two to assemble a
cocktail set of blue sparkle Slingerlands -- one drum, cymbal and pedal at a
time!
It was all worth it, I suppose, as I ended up playing in working bands from the
time I was seven and, sometimes, professionally for over thirty-five years.
During those many years, and lately as well, I've had the pleasure of working in
the studio, performing live, sitting-in and co-writing with some of the best
musicians, songwriters, producers and vocal talent in the world (a partial list is
below).
Review from Gary Alien

George Clinton:
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John Latta Official Website:

www.johnlatta.net
Tennessee Concerts Song Contest