Janet Redhawk

Hi, I’m Janet Tambour, I’ve been a drummer for 47 years. At 7-ish attending a local art fair I heard a band covering Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild” it was the coolest thing I’d ever heard. My mom always said, as a toddler, I used to pull the pots and pans out of the cupboard to play them on the kitchen floor.

Although I’ve taken lessons on and off, I would say I’m self taught. A disciple of Rock n’ Roll, I began playing on acoustic sets, now for the past twenty years on electric. Creating music with people makes me feel free and complete, playing to an audience is such a rush!

About five years ago, I decided to switch from traditional drumset setup to Open. Even with matched grip on traditional I still didn’t have the control on my left side I wanted. Now, after learning to play all over again I have gained better limb independence.

I first heard of this contest seven years ago at its inception, wanting to enter but didn’t feel I was good enough. This past year I’ve spent a lot of time seriously working on my independence issues. I feel I’ve progressed to a level I’ve never been at before. Win, lose or draw, I decided to take a chance and finally enter. I would like to congratulate all of the talented females in this competition, putting ourselves out there to show drumming is our house now!

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Country: United-States



19 responses to “Janet Redhawk”

  1. Good luck in the contest !! Great job Janet 👊🥁

  2. amanda white says:

    Fantastic! Good luck!

  3. rasila queen says:

    Great job, Janet. I wouldn’t mind loosing to you. Really enjoyed listening to you and your great control.

  4. Dana says:

    Loved it!! You are an inspiration to me. I just started drumming last year at the age of 52!

  5. Diane Warren says:

    So talented! Very impressive; best of luck!

  6. Tasa Wolfstar says:

    Wonderful – every time I hear/see you drumming you just get better. Never stop!

  7. Emma Reynolds says:

    Lookin fabulous lady!

  8. Rikki Woods says:

    So great!

  9. Janet – really cool video, glad you submitted this year! Your stick spin break was spot-on. Fly Redhawk 🙂 R-

  10. Lea T. says:

    Hi Janet! Wow, you really rocked that song! Great energy and solid hits. . . well done!

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