Courtney “Bam” Diedrick

Saint Ann, Jamaica

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Biography

Courtney “Bam” Diedrick is a  drummer from St. Ann, Jamaica. He plays with Damien Marley, and recorded the acclaimed album Distant Relatives featuring Nas and Damien Marley. Courtney has worked with many other artists such as Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Josh Stone, Stephen Marley.

Courtney’™s journey started in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, Jamaica, where he grew up making music with his other siblings. Music would soon take him to The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, where he graduated with much respect from his teachers. With the will to share all the knowledge he had acquired, the classroom seemed to be the perfect outlet, so he opted to teach music at the Brown’s Town High School. However as a teacher he could not contain all his potential, so he started working with different bands. His passion for his art can be felt in every rhythm he plays, and his beautiful soul shines through his undying love for music.

How we met:

When Courtney “BAM” Diedrick plays the drums you feel the rhythm hit your chest and lift you up. I remember the first time I met Courtney he was playing drums with Damian Marley and performing on the Henry Rollins Show. They featured so many great performers on that show, but this performance with Damian and his band was on fire!! PFC has worked with Courtney Diedrick ever since, from the studio to the stage to the streets of Jamaica.  He is featured on our newest album, PFC3: Songs Around The World.

Hometown

Saint Ann, Jamaica

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