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.