Brian Rosenworcel

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Brian Rosenworcel
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Rosenworcel in concert
Background information
Born (1973-07-23) July 23, 1973 (age 41)
Origin West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Genres Alternative rock
Instruments drums, percussion
Labels Reprise Records
Associated acts Guster

Brian Andrew Rosenworcel (born July 23, 1973) is the drummer for the band Guster. For many years, Rosenworcel, the youngest member of the band,[1] played a combination of bongos, congas, djembe, hand snares and cymbals instead of using a traditional drumset. He now alternates between hand percussion and drum set, and he has the nickname "Thundergod" because of his drumming. He has, on at least one occasion, performed on turntables as DJ Thundergod.[2]

Rosenworcel is famous in the Guster community not only for his drumming technique, but also for the authorship of the band's Road and Studio Journals, which are available for public view at Guster's website.

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Rosenworcel grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut where he was in a high-school band called Toejamb.[3] He went on to attend Tufts University, graduating with honors with a bachelor's degree in American Studies. At Tufts, he met Ryan Miller and Adam Gardner, and they formed Gus, later changing names to Guster, playing in Harvard Square among other locations. After college, Rosenworcel remained Guster's drummer.

In November 2011, Brian's sister, Jessica Rosenworcel, was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission. While the relationship had been the subject of speculation among industry insiders who happened to be fans, it was confirmed by Washington, DC's The Hill newspaper.[4]

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