We are spotlighting amazing people that define the Minnesota Drumming community.
Minnesota has a rich history of music that is as diverse as the people who live in Minnesota. Minnesota Drummer is an eclectic collection of drummers who have come together to celebrate the amazing contributions Minnesota drummers have bestowed upon the world and local drummers who continue to lend their passions to create an amazing drumming community and to celebrate all the different styles of drumming that make up our community.
Our mission is to unite the drumming community and to provide a location where people can commune with all that is going on in our drumming scene.
Paul Rogne – Owner
He sources Native American Indian drumming, a gospel drummer, and marching band drum line as his earliest influences. Paul has pursued playing his whole life and loves every aspect of drumming. He has worked in the instrument retail business; he has worked in artist relations for R.I.M.’s Purecussion (and warehouse when it was still an eight-person company) and Abel Stix.
He has been an endorser, a session player, drum builder, artist liaison and continues to pursue the art of drum making. He has consulted with Ludwig, Stingray, and Peavey Drums, the Percussive Arts Society, independent manufacturers, and various projects at Paisley Park Studios. In 2007 Paul launched one of the longest running multimedia rich podcasts METALKAST.
METALKAST quickly grew in audience and by 2009 into over 50 countries. Drums always being his passion he launched Rog’s Talkin’ DrumZ podcast the same year and by 2009 was working with a production house to create the video version of that show. Rog’s Talkin’ DrumZ was equally well received and was a pioneer on digital streaming throughout the world on handheld devices by the end of 2009 along with METALKAST. By 2010 Rog’s Talkin’ DrumZ was offered its own Roku channel bringing the series into the home on Television. The show proved too costly to produce at the time, since then Paul has continued to film and produce music videos, promo reels, and more.
In the 1990’s Paul freelanced in the mechanical engineering field specializing in problem solving, freeform, ergonomic, new conceptual design, and implementing innovative manufacturing techniques. Paul continues to work in the mechanical engineering world as a project manager, standard product, and new product development.
Minnesota Drummer advisors:
David Stanoch, Ed Clift, Jason Santa Lucia, Lawrence Paterson.
Team: Mike Jueneman