Morgan Agren with Host Dave Elitch
DC LIVE - May 11th - 4pm PST
*FREE LIVE BROADCAST*
Dave Elitch is a Los Angeles based drummer and educator and is known for his work with the progressive rock band The Mars Volta. He will be on DC this Thursday to host a special DC LIVE with Morgan Agren. Morgan will perform a solo, there will be a live chat interview, plus a drum jam with Dave and Morgan.
Morgan Ågren has been a drummer since age four and a Grammy winning musician on both sides of the Atlantic. Born in Umeå, Sweden in 1967, Mr. Ågren was spotted as an outstanding talent at a young age as he began performing publicly at age seven, and eventually joined forces with ten year old blind keyboardist Mats Öberg in 1981. In 1988, still around their late teens, Morgan and Mats got invited to play with Frank Zappa for a few different projects in the US - just before Zappa passed away. While some of the Zappa influence remains, Morgan and Mats have long since found their own voices. In the mid 90’s, they began releasing CDs on Morgan’s label Ultimate Audio Entertainment, eventually forming a stable band, which has amazed audiences in Europe, Asia and the USA since 2001.
Morgan was also voted No.1 in Modern Drummers readers poll in the category "fusion," and he has played with Bill Laswell, Steve Vai, Trey Gunn, Henry Kaiser, Fleshquartet, Fredrik Thordendal (of Meshuggah) Spoonman, Glenn Huges, Tony Iommi, Terry Bozzio, Mike Keneally, Denny Walley, Kaipa, Bolon Bata, Dweezil Zappa etc.