Sara Lund

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Sara Lund
20th OEMF - Sara Lund 01A CROP.jpg
Lund drumming at the Olympia Experimental Music Festival in 2014
Background information
Born1976 (age 42–43)
OriginWashington, U.S.
Associated actsUnwound, Witchypoo

Sara Lund (b. 1976) is a drummer from Washington State best known for drumming for the Olympia, Washington trio Unwound for a decade until their break up in 2002. Lund was playing for Witchypoo when she joined Unwound in 1992 after Brandt Sandeno, Unwound's original drummer, quit.[1][2]

Lund started playing drums in school band and got her first drum set when she was fourteen.[2] She has played drums in bands ever since. She is entirely self-taught other than school band. [2] She has been called "one of the most unconventional, inventive, original drummers of the past twenty years."[3]

Her setup is:

  • 1971 three-piece black oyster pearl Ludwig 12/15/22 with a Rogers Powertone snare
  • Zildjian cymbals:
    • 14″ 1960s hi-hats
    • 17″ K Dark Crash
    • 18″ 1960s or ’70s crash
    • 21″ 1960s ride
  • Vader Manhattans 7A drumsticks[4]

She also plays a number of different percussive instruments including "cowbell, Korean temple block, African agogo bells, ribbon crasher, Vibra-Slap, maracas, tambourine, cabasa, jingle bells, goat nails."[2] She has also played drums for the Corin Tucker Band and Hungry Ghost.[5] She is currently a member of the percussion ensemble Secret Drum Band and teaches drumming lessons.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Lund grew up in Indiana and moved to Olympia Washington briefly as a child in the mid-1980s and then back again as an adult in 1991.[7] She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.[5] She has a Masters degree in Library Science from the University of Washington and BA in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. She is married to Aaron Beam from Red Fang. They have one son.[8][3]


  1. ^ Raihala, Ross (July 19, 2001). "Success is Unwound's Revenge". The Olympian.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Corin Tucker Band 's Sara Lund". Modern Drummer Magazine. 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  3. ^ a b Jones, Kevin L. (2012-10-03). "Sara Lund and the Art of Rhythm". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  4. ^ Paul, Katherine (2011-12-15). "Fest NW Drummer Dirt". Tom Tom Magazine. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  5. ^ a b Locker, Melissa (2012-11-15). "Turntable Interview: Sara Lund (Unwound)". Stereogum. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  6. ^ "LESSONS". Revival Drum Shop. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  7. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Unwound - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  8. ^ "Sara Lund - About". Sara Lund. Retrieved 2019-01-22.

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