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Paige O’Rourke

Hello fellow music lovers!!
My name is Paige O'Rourke and I am 14 years old, born and raised in Bartlett, IL. When I was seven years old, I was taking guitar lessons but did not want to practice. This led me to look into other instruments and found a passion for the drums. I started taking private lessons with Steve Bitte. For the last 4 years, the Rock Academy has been my home and has allowed me to play in a band setting with all different types of music. One of the rewards with Rock Academy is lessons with Nick Rich and the showcase performances every other month.
Every Sunday, for the last year, I have been playing at Kingston Mines with some of the greats such as Linsey Alexender, Willy Buck, and Milwaukee Slim. Infamous drummer Jaymo Pocketmasta Wilson has also been giving me lessons, teaching me the blues and expanding my talents. I frequently attend open mic events around the Chicago land area, and love the challenge of not knowing what song is playing next. With everything I have learned over the years allows me to lock in on the base player and figure out the song.
I have had the privilege to perform at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, TN to benefit the P.A.I.N. Foundation, which we filmed a music video that comes out this April. Meeting amazing people the past years has opened doors to sit in with the Linsey Alexender Band, Lincoln 51, Mason Rivers, Luke Repass Band, Nite Lite Band, Harrison Street Blues Band, and the Blue Coast Band. One of my biggest honors was when one of my Facebook posts of me playing ‘Hound Dog” landed me an invitation to Jackson, TN. There I met “The Father of Drums” WS Holland who played for Johnny Cash for 40 years. This past week I played with Buddy Guy at Legend’s.
In the fall, I will be attending the Visual and Performance Arts Academy at Larkin High School. I look forward to learning even more about all aspects of percussion.

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39 responses to “Paige O’Rourke”

  1. Good luck in the contest !! Awesome job Paige 👊🥁.

  2. Patty McCall says:

    GOOD LUCK!!
    See U at the Hardrock Nashville June 2nd when P.A.I.N.Prevent Abuse in Neighborhoods releases Little Boy music video!

  3. Colleen says:

    Paige your such an incredibly talented young women and I am so proud of you❤️Good luck!

  4. Deb Kucera-Bruno says:

    Paige you are one amazing young lady.
    Your talents and positive attitude will expand your dreams to the highest levels.

    Good Luck …. Hope to see you play soon.

  5. ncifonie says:

    Go gettem Paige !!!!

  6. Sandra says:

    Good luck!!

  7. Sandor says:

    Well done, you are a very talented drummer! All the best from Sweden!

  8. Bill Kovalsky says:

    Good luck Paige!! You’ve worked very hard.
    All the best wishes. Bill Kovalsky

  9. Robert Arnony Jr says:

    So very talented at such a young age!

  10. Sandy Dexter says:

    You are so special…always were and will be!
    Best wishes and big hugs~
    Mrs. Dexter

  11. Omalls3 says:

    Good luck, Paige 🤞

  12. Fil Mastndrea says:

    We wish you the best if luck. You are very talented and am glad you found something you love.

  13. John Coconato says:

    Gr8 Job Paige hope u do well

  14. Jeanne says:

    Wonderful talent and such a great opportunity. Good Luck!

  15. Lori Ann says:

    Paige is the real deal…she carries the soul sticks of many drummers within her…she a born natural…dazzles her audience. Do your thang drummer girl! – Lori Ann w/51 Lincoln Band

  16. Andrea says:

    Good Luck Paige!

  17. knovotny says:

    Good Luck, you are an amazing drummer.

  18. Jim McCarthy says:

    Good luck, Paige!!!

  19. Diane says:

    Good Luck, PAIGE

  20. Marywmiller says:

    Paige, I would vote for you all day long Girl! You completely rock it out!!! You are AMAZING!!!

  21. Msmichi74 says:

    You got my vote any day!!!
    Paige rocks!

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