John Dittrich

John Dittrich

General Partner at Restless Heart Inc

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Location:
3702 Choctaw Rd, Durant, Oklahoma, United States

General Information

Experience

Country Musician ( The  - The Buffalo Club

Affiliations

Member of Advisory Board  - The New York Times Company

Founding Member  - Little River Band

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John Dittrich uses Alpha Stickwraps
John Dittrich has been with pearl since 1982 and uses the Pearl masters custom series Pro-Mark John Dittrich use the TX717W model Qwikstix John Dittrich uses the quad stick holder and beverage holder

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John Dittrich uses Alpha Stickwraps
John Dittrich has been with pearl since 1982 and uses the Pearl masters custom series Pro-Mark John Dittrich use the TX717W model

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To get an idea as to the plusses and minusses involved in drumming and singing, we contacted some of the best pro drummers in pop, rock, and country who sing almost exclusively WHILE they play: the Band's Levon Helm, Cactus Moser of Highway 101, Little Feat's Richie Hayward, Andy Sturmer of Jellyfish, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' Stan Lynch, Keith Knudsen of the re-formed Doobie Brothers, Neil Diamond's Ron Tutt, Willie Wilcox of Utopia, and John Dittrich of Restless Heart.
John Dittrich, who sings lead on nearly half of Restless Heart's material, disagrees. "When you're singing background vocals in choruses, you're not singing the entire song. You have more of a chance to concentrate on your playing at that point and listen to the other people in the band. When you're singing lead, you almost have to play on automatic pilot. Dittrich actually considered coming out front at one point because he felt it can be uncomfortable for an audience to endure a lead singer who is in the back. "Quite frankly," John admits, "it scared the living daylights out of me. While Dittrich limits his vocals so the audience doesn't have to search for where the voice is originating from, Moser decided early on to set up on the side of the stage at Highway 101 gigs. Dittrich says the Crown headset saved his life. "I think if you're a good interpreter, it makes you a better feel player in the end," offers Dittrich.

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