Name: Stacy Norris
Location: Illinois, United States
Hello! My name is Stacy Norris and I am 14. I am from Homewood, Illinois! I have been playing the drums since I am 7. I stay busy playing the blues with the Blues kids under the mentorship of Chicago blues man Fernando Jones keeping the blues alive with younger generations. But I also play all genres of music with a local band called The Instinct. Playing the drums is fun but it has also helped me a lot. Playing the drums has helped me express myself and play music with others. When I play, I feel creative and free. I also meet so many great people who love music as much as I do. I get inspiration from my favorite drummers Buddy Rich, Neil Peart, Tony Royster Jr., Clyde Stubblefield, and Sheila E. When I am not practicing and playing the drums, you can find me on the soccer or softball field or writing about animals. My family calls me YCATS which is my name backwards because I am so different when I play the drums. This is my second year participating in this contest. I am playing some up tempo jazz and I hope you like it.