Arnolds Park — “Famous Drummers From Iowa,” a new summer exhibit at the Iowa Rock n’ Roll Music Association (IRRMA) museum, highlights more than a dozen drummers from across the nation, with deep roots in Iowa, who made it big in the music industry.
The list includes Alice DeBuhr from Mason City (Fanny), Richie Hayward from Clear Lake (Little Feat), Joel Ekman from Des Moines (Stone Sour), Johnnie Bolin from Sioux City (Black Oak Arkansas, Rockestra of Sioux City), Phil Jones from Oskaloosa (Crabby Appleton, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Waddy Wachtel, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and many others), and Willie Leacox from Shenandoah (America).
Also included are John “JR” Robinson from Creston (the most recorded drummer in history), Russell Bizzitt from Sioux City (featured as the “Drummer to Look Out For,” in Sabian Magazine), Keith Knudsen from LeMars (Doobie Brothers), Don Bourret from Sioux City (The Velaires) and starring Slipknot drummers Shawn Crahan, Joey Jordison and Chris Fehn from Des Moines.
The exhibit will be on display until Sept. 30. Admission is $1; children under 12 are free. The museum, located at 91 Lake St. next to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Sunday.