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Dan Potruch has been a working drummer in Los Angeles since 1986. He’s a graduate of the acclaimed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, as well as studying with some of music’s finest musicians and teachers including Greg Bissonette, Alex Acuna, Luis Conte, David Garibaldi and Richard Wilson. 

In the mid 80s, Potruch worked with Jazz artists Tony Guerrero, Doug Webb, Brian Bromberg and Deron Johnson, of Miles Davis fame, as well as host of R&B and Blues artists including Guitar Shorty and Joe Houston and Kevin Moore - A.K.A.- Keb Mo.  Through the 90s, Dan toured and recorded with Mark Lindsay, original lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders and also joined the band Blue by Nature, featuring members Rick Dufay-former guitarist for Aerosmith and Karen Lawrence, formally from the Jeff Beck Band.  Famed producer Jack Douglas produced all three of their releases.

Dan Potruch’s other credits include Slack Jaw Blues Band, Chromosapien, Peter Stuart, The Januaries, Garrison Starr, The Canyon Band, Peter Walker, Edgar Winter, Joel Rafael, Carlos Guitarlos, Danielle Evin, and Nya Jade.  Potruch has played on many other Jack Douglas productions and also participated in a Neil Young tribute group called “Ragged Glory,” which was envisioned by ex-Capitol Records President Andy Slater.  He’s performed on various film soundtracks including The Bachelorette and Anchorman II.  Recently, Dan performed with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry on The Tonight Show and continues to stay very busy in and around Los Angeles and abroad.


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