Jennifer Towns

United States

Hi! I’m Jen Towns, and I can’t believe this is my fourth year entering the Hit Like A Girl contest! I took the plunge and decided to start playing drums at 43 years old and haven’t looked back since. My “day job” is in Human Resources, but most evenings I’ll come home and sit down to play for a while. For me, it’s a bit of stress-relief, exercise, and a chance to be creative and build skills all at the same time. It is such pure joy to play drums and I am so thankful that I can do it. Not to mention being inspired by all of the amazing drummers that participate in this contest every year – it’s an honor to simply be a part of it.

In past contest entries I have always played along to drumless tracks, but this year I thought I would play along to “Tetris” by Royal Jelly Jive – a not-so well known band that is one one my favorites. Besides Tetris being the only video game that I actually can excel at 😉 – I think this is just a really fun song to play along with – lots of ghosts notes and rhythms that you can really feel. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

16 Comments

  1. hlag on March 13, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Hi, Jen ! It is always great to see how much your drumming improves from year to year. Good luck!

    • Jennifer Towns on March 19, 2022 at 5:24 am

      Thank you! I always look forward to this contest – so much fun to be a part of it!

    • Tim LaBouf on April 23, 2022 at 7:09 am

      Hey you hit like a girl! Keep up the sweet beats!

      • jtowns7497 jtowns7497 on April 24, 2022 at 4:40 am

        You bet – thanks Tim😊

  2. Loladrums on March 16, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Hi Jennifer! I love this song choice! I love the vibe of your playing too! X

    • Jennifer Towns on March 19, 2022 at 5:26 am

      Thanks!! This band isn’t too well known, but should be. I really like their vibe…

  3. rasila queen on March 18, 2022 at 7:23 am

    Hey Girl! You’re getting some funk in there this year. Very smooth and enjoyable to listen to. I always thought there should be an award for the most improved since many of us enter year ;after year. You are really coming along nicely!

    Queenie

    • Jennifer Towns on March 19, 2022 at 5:27 am

      Thanks Queenie! It’s a process, but I love every step of it…

      • Leslie LaForty Leslie LaForty on April 20, 2022 at 11:33 am

        Go girl! Way to represent old school!

        • jtowns7497 jtowns7497 on April 21, 2022 at 5:28 pm

          Thanks Leslie!! You know it! 🙂

  4. smcca52@yahoo.com on April 20, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Love it!

    • jtowns7497 jtowns7497 on April 21, 2022 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks!!

  5. MariaWulf MariaWulf on April 21, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Jennifer. Great job, I like how the song allows you to play different volumes and textures. I also love hearing stories of women taking up drums as adults. So often women approach me and tell me they wish they played drums when they were younger and I remind them that it’s never too late to start 🙂

    • jtowns7497 jtowns7497 on April 22, 2022 at 5:44 pm

      That’s the best advice ever! Thanks Maria!

  6. dpercy on April 22, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Love your style, always have!

    • jtowns7497 jtowns7497 on April 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm

      Hmm, must be in the genes…!😄

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