John Caldwell


John started his musical journey at the age of ten, performing along with Beatles records with drumsticks on the living room furniture. His first band, Asbury Road, was formed when he attended Enka Middle School, and rock drumming was John’s main focus. Marching band, rock bands, and Governor’s School for Percussion were highlights of John’s high school years. He later got a B.A. in Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and spent 5 years immersed in drumming, both in a scholastic setting, and in the clubs in Chapel Hill with his rock band, Vibe Merchant. John relocated to Los Angeles in 2002, where he played in countless rock bands, most notably North Hollywood’s thrash outfit Psychosis.  Currently, John's working band, Crocodiles Mile, entertains NC, SC, and GA, and gives John a great opportunity to play in front of some big crowds!  John is also the drum instructor at the Music Academy Asheville, where he teaches over twenty students per week.  John currently lives in his family’s 1914 farmhouse in Candler, where he raises chickens for eggs, and enjoys his garden. 
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