Dup Crosson

Song-centric drummer

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Drummers don’t always have the best reputation. As the guy who often shows up first to a gig and who yes, actually does his homework, it’s become my de facto mission to give drummers a good name again.

My approach to the drums is through the lens of a songwriter. I have a long history with composition, recording, and production, and my role in the drummer/percussionist’s seat reflects that.

I’ve booked and toured the U.S. several times in solo, trio, and quartet versions of my project Saint Solitude and drumming for projects like Lady Lamb and Vega Victoria, humbly playing famed venues like NYC’s Webster Hall, Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, San Francisco’s The Chapel, and Chicago’s Metro along the way.

My music has been part of Grammy-award winning albums and licensed on Telemundo, Viceland, and CMT, among others.

I feel most comfortable in the studio, having worked at many. My own digital studio, Stumble Abode, is fully capable of high-quality remote recording using Cubase as my DAW.

I love ideating on a song’s landscape: arrangement, tones, layers, and finding its momentum. I’m here to serve your project in whatever way is necessary. Being familiar with both sides of the freelance dynamic (project leader and session/touring musician) helps me be most effective for what is needed that day, that song, or that gig. 

Genres/styles that I’ve performed include:

Rock
Soul/R&B
Singer/songwriter
Folk
Pop
Country
Bachata
Jazz
Blues
Musical theatre
Hip Hop
Film scores
Top 40
Electronic/downtempo
Dance
Ambient

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Languages

  • English

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Meli L.
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    Dup is a great drummer who also has a songwriters ear, which means he listens and writes a part, not just plays a beat. Great sense of timing. Good communication. All around 5 stars.

    Would definitely recommend!!

  2. Review by Will W.
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    Dup is a great drummer, go with Dup.

  3. Review by Anthony S.
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    Dup is a great collaborating artist. He's a great communicator and was timely in his delivery! He was willing to provide me with visions I had for the drums as well as bring his own ideas and artistry to the table. I was so impressed with how quickly he connected to my groove and I cannot wait to work with him again.

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EDBL Music Collective – Often Suspect (drum fade)

I was the Composer/Drummer/Co-Producer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Neko Case
  • The Smashing Pumpkins
  • The National
Gear Highlights
  • DRUMS: Ludwig Black Diamond Classic (1965)
  • Premier Vitria (1990s). STUDIO: Universal Audio Apollo 8p interface
  • Universal Audio 710 Twinfinity Mic Pre
  • FMR Audio RNC1773 Compressor
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  • "Grand Ellipses" videoFeb 10, 2023

    Excited to share my collaboration with Psylock Creative (aka my friends – and the best neighbors – Deidre Locklear and Matthew Psyllos), the music video for "Grand Ellipses."


    https://youtu.be/K2Tzj1s9pDA

    And after making so many albums largely by myself I now have a video with all my bandmates, the Duppelgangers.


    Enjoy!

  • My new album Sugar Pill is out!Jan 18, 2023

    https://www.saintsolitude.com/news/atttbv-77gka

  • New website upApr 27, 2021

    The new and improved www.saintsolitude.com is now up!