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Wade Driver

Drums, Exhaustophone, Guitar, Electronics, Sheet Metal, Free Cymbals, Anything and Everything
Drums, Exhaustophone, Guitar, Electronics, Sheet Metal, Free Cymbals, Anything and Everything

Growing up on PUNK ROCK in HOUSTON, I took frequent trips to REAL RECORDS, the PUNK record store. Next door was a tiny little place called THE JAZZ ROOM. I wandered in one day and on impulse bought a copy of ADIEU LITTLE MAN by FRANK WRIGHT and MUHAMMED ALI. I LOVED it! It deeply affected the way i look at music. After many years of exploring INDUSTRIAL MUSIC, COLTRANE, CLASSICAL MUSIC, MUTANT POP, AFRICAN MUSIC, and FOUND SOUNDS, the POP band i was in added saxophone and clarinet and started experimenting with FREE IMPROVISATION as THE DIG QUINTET.

Around 2001, I joined up with multi-instrumentalist, WALTER DANIELS, playing free improvisation and stripped down guitarless BLUES. We released a number of limited issue CDs including, TACHYCARDIA with ECFA leader, CARL SMITH and a 7" record in ITALY on SHAKE YER ASS RECORDS.

I have been living in the BAY AREA off and on since 1989 performing with INSTANT, THE REACTION FREEDOM MACHINE, LIBERTAS, and, most recently, the INDUSTRIAL / FREE IMPROVISATION duo, CRASH & BURN w/ LIZZY BYRNE

I was awarded a scholarship to BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC in BOSTON but ended up studying music at SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY. I hated it.

Over the years I have collaborated with EUGENE CHADBOURNE, WALTER DANIELS, DAVE DOVE, THE SUDDEN IMPULSE GROUP, MARGIE OSBORNE, SCOTTY McLURE, THE REACTION FREEDOM MACHINE, THE B-SIDE DANCERS, CARL SMITH, poet KEN ROACH, INSTANT , THE DIG QUINTET, FREE SONIC ENERGY DUO, and CRASH & BURN

Videos
Walter Daniels and Wade Driver 2/4
The Reaction Freedom Machine
Instant
CRASH & BURN at GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES - THE LAB pt.1
CRASH & BURN at GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES - THE LAB pt.2
FREE SONIC ENERGY DUO
CRASH & BURN: video by RADEK
CRASH & BURN at THE HEMLOCK
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