August 18, 1968 - September 9, 2021
MY LIFELONG FAN My baby brother Bennie (Poopie to me) shared my love for playing drums. I remember other drummers would challenge me and I would put my little brother on the drums and they were blown away by his talent. He was so small you almost could not see him behind the drums. When I think of how much better he made me because of what I was trying to teach him. I had to think of creative ways to get concepts across to him and that helped me develop different styles for myself. I remember the first time he sat in for me at a gig. My brother Darren and I were walking up to the venue and we heard him playing we looked at each other and swell up with pride. There’s one thing to teach certain drum licks, or how to get in and out of a song but placement is your creativity, I knew he could play but I didn’t know he could sound so good with a band. Where he placed his drum rolls he sounded so mature and he blew us away. He was so nervous but he rose to the occasion and I was beyond proud of him. I remember taking him to see Dennis Chambers, (hall of fame drummer) he said to me, “you take me to see all of these drummers but none are not better than you”. That was my brother being my number one fan. I told him just listen and he heard the magic that I heard and said “this dude was meant to play drums”. His ear was becoming so sharp I had to change my style at least 5 times because his ear was that impeccable. He broke beyond me and found his own playing style that could be smooth, gritty, relaxed, or whatever was required for the job. I can go on and on, my brother and I have a lifetime of stories and experiences we shared. We had so many plans to grow in this music thing, we did it for the love of it. My heart aches and words can’t express my feelings. I love and miss you my lifelong fan. Joe Shields Zoom Live Stream Here is the link and webinar ID to the Live Stream video hosted on Zoom for the services of Mr. Bennie Clowers. Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84462435787
MY LIFELONG FAN My baby brother Bennie (Poopie to me) shared my love for playing drums. I remember other drummers would challenge me and I would put my little brother on the drums and they were blown away by his talent. He was so small you... View Obituary & Service Information
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