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Jennifer Towns

Hi - my name is Jennifer Towns and I am thrilled to be entering this year's Hit Like a Girl contest! I've been drumming for about three years now, and what started out as a fun hobby has of course evolved into an all-out obsession (and I wouldn't want it any other way!!) I really enjoy continuing to build my skills as I keep working at this, and my hope is to one day play for a live audience... the thought of which both excites and terrifies me at the same time! I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to record my drumming in a local studio last month on an original song - it was so wonderful to be able to do experience something like that after a relatively short time playing. Can't wait to see what the future brings...

My entry this year is me playing to a really odd and quirky drumless track called "Right, Now" which was created by Wilbe. I wrote these drum parts and I am proud of how it all collectively turned out. Hope you enjoy it!

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  1. hlag on March 7, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Hi, Jen! Nice to see you back. Great track. Good luck!

    • Jtowns7497 on March 8, 2021 at 7:58 am

      Thanks! Glad to be back!!

  2. Rasila Queen on March 8, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Wow, Jen you have really progressed in one year! And the fact that it was an original and you had to create your own design from scratch is very impressive. I was somewhat mesmerized by the highhat stuff. Great job.I wish there was a prize for most improved as many of us enter every year.

    • Jtowns7497 on March 9, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much! I’ve been working away at it, little by little:) I love the little rolls on the hi-hat – one of my favorite parts!

    • Eric Soluri on April 26, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      Kick A$$.

  3. Diand Hirakawa on March 8, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Hi, I love your entry song! The xylophone (?) adds to much. Would you let me know the name and composer when time? Thanks a bunch. Good Luck!

    • Jtowns7497 on March 9, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks! I found it out on Spotify on a drumless track playlist – the track name is “Right, Now” and it was created by Wilbe. I thought it was cool-sounding and unusual, and that it would be a good challenge for me to work on for this contest. Agree the xylophone sound adds a neat vibe…

  4. Niri Shaul on March 9, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Such a cool track wow!! I loved your interpretation for it Jennifer. Good luck!!!

    • Jtowns7497 on March 9, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks Niri – good luck to you too – way to rock Incubus! See you out on Drummergirls! 🙂

  5. cfee on March 9, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Bravo young lady, super proud you started your way and you wrote your drums parts. go on ! kind regards from France in Europe

    • Jennifer Towns on March 10, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you – that is so nice!!

  6. Christine B on March 11, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Hey Jennifer! Nice to see you join HLAG this year! Great job on laying down the drum parts. Good luck!

    • Jennifer Towns on March 13, 2021 at 5:26 am

      You too – thanks!!

  7. rasila queen on March 23, 2021 at 6:11 am

    Congrats on weekly winner. very nice video and good luck on rest of contest. Great jprogress since last year also.

    Queenie

    • Jtowns7497 on March 24, 2021 at 7:57 am

      Thanks!! Love your video also!!

  8. Tony Gerardo on March 23, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    You rock Jen

    • Jtowns7497 on March 24, 2021 at 7:58 am

      Rock on Tony!!! 🙂

  9. Caroline Dugen-Williams on April 14, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Nice track and groove

    • Jtowns7497 on April 19, 2021 at 6:16 am

      Thank you Caroline!!

  10. Sandy Karre on April 18, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    That was great, Jen! You created a very cool and mesmerizing groove! Loved seeing our favorite dancing cameraman too! Good luck!

    • Jtowns7497 on April 19, 2021 at 6:17 am

      Yes – he loves doing the camera work and makes frequent cameos in my videos. Thanks Sandy!!

  11. Dcal on April 19, 2021 at 6:29 am

    That was so much fun to watch!

    Wow! You’ve really improved your technique so much in one year. That seems like a very intricate piece to perform.

    Well done!

    (nice video effects too)

    • Jtowns7497 on April 19, 2021 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks! Some things are getting easier and more comfortable, while other things are still difficult and awkward, but I guess it’s always like that no matter what learning stage you’re in. When you can take something that’s difficult and awkward, work on it, and make it easy and comfortable, well, that’s what it’s all about!!

  12. leect on April 19, 2021 at 6:37 am

    So very cool Jen!! To have written your own drum parts after only playing for 3 years is amazing!!! Great job!!

    • Jtowns7497 on April 19, 2021 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks! It’s fun coming up with new stuff!!

  13. Tim LaBoug on April 22, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Excellent! Love the animation at the end!

    • Jtowns7497 on April 22, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks – I thought it fit the vibe of the track!

  14. martin cleverly on April 24, 2021 at 6:16 am

    I had a look at a few videos today and yours was the one I felt deserved my vote. I like the off beat feel and thought your drumming complimented the track really nicely.
    regards, Martin from the UK.

    • Jtowns7497 on April 24, 2021 at 6:44 pm

      Martin – I thank you so much for your kind words! Your comment made my night – I’m so glad you like it and I really appreciate you watching and voting for me! 🙂

  15. vanessalsmith on April 25, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Great job Jennifer! I see so much more confidence and improvement in all aspects of your playing and production from a year ago.

    • Jtowns7497 on April 25, 2021 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks! It is getting easier and more natural the more and more I work on it – so rewarding! I love the learning aspect so much. Thanks for your nice comments 🙂

  16. mlehn on April 26, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Crazy good! The camera work is great too Jack! Its your own video. Is MTV still around?????

    • Jennifer Towns on April 26, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks! Jack had fun with the camera! I think MTV still exists??? No music vids though, I’m afraid!!😊

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