Show me a kick ass rock n roll band and I’ll show a band with a kick ass rhythm section. And the rhythm section starts with the drummer. Randy Marinelli is a self taught drummer that sat behind his first drum kit at age 5. Over the years Randy has sat in with numerous local blues legends from the NY /NJ area. Randy molded and perfected his hard hitting style by jamming with these great musicians at places such as “The Rail” , The Crossroads” and “Orphan Annie’s” . The latter is where he met up with guitarist, singer/song writer John Thompson. They jammed together and a spark was ignited that would end up being the beginning of the Slackjaw Blues Band. Randy’s hard hitting style reminds us how important a good drummer really is to any band. His passion for his craft, his love of music and his dedication to Slackjaw is second to none.