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Have you heard of the 8G Band? It's the house band on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Fred Armisen is the band leader but because he's doing SNL, Portlandia, and a slew of other things, he's not always there. Also, when the original drummer left, 8G didn't bother hiring a permanent replacement. Instead they have a rotating door of drummers filling in. Enter Jon Epcar. That's when I first saw his playing. Now, in order to sit in with 8G, you've got to be the best. Epcar is no exception.
Epcar has worked with many artists, including Bono, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield, Carly Rae Jepsen, Klangkarussell, Cristian Castro, and many more. He is a founding member of the band Carney, with whom he toured and recorded with for many years. On Broadway, he originated the drum chairs for Spider-Man and Amelie, and Tina Fey’s Mean Girls, where he is currently drumming. Jon’s debut album as a songwriter, bandleader, and producer MORNING DRONE, was released 2017.
...and for breakfast he eats eggs with a little sautéed broccoli rabe. Above. And. Beyond. Enjoy this episode of The Pocket featuring my friend, Jon Epcar.
It's not always a straight line to get to where you want to go. - Jon Epcar
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