45 W 10th St Tracy Ca 95376
Come enjoy a clinic with Joe Salles with performance and Q & A session!
Joe Salles was born in Tracy and has lived here most of his life. After auspicious beginnings on guitar (which he never quite achieved any skills) he took up trumpet in the school band and picked up trombone, euphonium, french horn and saxophone fairly easy. It was at this time around 1975-1976 he was given a Reveille 3 piece drum kit on his 10th birthday. Shortly after drum lessons commenced with Ed Janis, from Janis Music Co for a couple of years. Then came the normal amount of bands locally for several years. In 1987, while warming up at his band’s studio at Hayward’s legendary Rehearsal Spot, a chance meeting with Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (while regrouping after loss of Cliff Burton) started bringing in demo recording work. Early to mid 1990s saw relocation to Lodi CA where teaching studio was set up. Some public access cable TV shows first under Lodi Percussion Workshop then shortened to the title of Percussion Workshop were filmed. Since 2005 after relocation back to Tracy CA started lessons again (which he still teaches in his home studio) both independently and with studios along with drum clinics at various local schools. Area one man gigs have been performed. As of last couple of years, he has recorded online at bandlab.com. Focusing also on teaching and clinics. He’s currently an Aquarian Drumheads endorser.