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Chad Cromwell

Chad Cromwell, born June 14, 1957 in Paducah, Kentucky, is an American drummer, best known for his work with Joe Walsh, Neil Young, and Mark Knopfler.

Chad started playing the drums at eight years old and by age twelve, was playing in a number of garage bands in his local neighborhood.

In addition to Walsh, Young and Knopfler, Cromwell has also worked with the likes of Dave Stewart, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Lady Antebellum, Diana Krall, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Boz Scaggs, Wynonna, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Frampton, Allison Moorer, Chris Knight, Joss Stone, Rodney Crowell, Marty Stuart, and Stevie Nicks.

Cromwell first started working with Joe Walsh back in 1986, appearing on two of Walsh's albums — Got Any Gum? and Ordinary Average Guy..

In 2000, Cromwell formed the band Fortunate Sons along with Michael Rhodes, Gary Nicholson, Kenny Greenberg, and Reese Wynans. They released a self-titled album, Fortunate Sons, in 2004. He is also a member of the occasional touring band, Big Al Anderson and The Balls, led by former NRBQ guitarist Al Anderson.

In 2012, Chad appeared on The Beach Boys' studio album, That's Why God Made the Radio, and a year later was featured on Bonnie Tyler's album, Rocks & Honey.

In 2014, Chad provided the drum tracks on Drake Bell's third studio album, Ready Steady Go.


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