This rocking elderly lady walked into the Coalition Drum Shop in LaCrosse, Wisconsin this week and laid down a blazing beat. But who is she? No one knows.
UPDATE: They have identified the drummer, her story is after the jump.
According to the Coalition’s YouTube page:
“We have no idea where this lady came from, what her name is, or where she went but she rocked our faces off!”
And now the search is on — look for guest shots and “Ellen” and “The Tonight Show”, followed by a tour with Pantera.
Is Pantera still together?
For a short while now, a mysterious older lady has been coming into the Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where she rocks out on the drums and then leaves. The folks at the shop only knew her as Mary, or Grandma Drummer (YouTube), whose song of choice is Wipe Out (YT). A local new station, WKBT, learned that the mysterious drummer is Mary Hvsida, a 63-year-old lady who has been drumming in bands since she was 16. They later reported that she started out in an all-girl rock band, and has been playing in various bands until 1990, when her last band broke up. She couldn’t find another band to play in, so she sold her drums. She reminisces over old cassettes, and rocks out in the local drum shop from time to time.