When William “Ju Ju” House was six years old, he picked up his first set of drumsticks to play drums at his father’s church. Coming from a musical family, his grandfather played guitar for the church band and Ju Ju’s father played drums, saxophone and bass. Ju Ju, the name for which he is known, watched his father play with the greats including Otis Redding and James Brown and knew that he would follow in his father’s footsteps. And Ju Ju’s own son would follow in his playing with the Air Force Marching Band.
Fast forward forty something years and Ju Ju is still going strong and has developed a drumming style all his own, positioning himself as one of the most sought after drummers on the world wide music scene.
Ju Ju, who has travelled the world playing with David Sanborn, Chaka Khan, Roberta Flack and D.C.’s own E.U., is honored to discuss his contribution to the Washington, DC Go-Go scene as one of the pioneers of this DC homegrown music. (Read entire Article continued in link below…)