Dane Rousay

Dane Rousay is a drummer and percussionist living in San Antonio, Texas. They perform improvised solo work on acoustic drum-kit exploring emotional overlaps of rhythm, speed, and texture. Touring as a solo artist as well as an improvising collaborator takes up most of Rousay's time (performing over 220 dates in 2017 alone).

Released in April of 2017, "blip" was Rousay's first public release as a solo artist. This album, released on cassette tape, quickly gained Rousay a dedicated following in the experimental music community. Shortly after this release, Rousay released "Anatomize" on the Kendra Steiner Editions label. Since then Rousay has worked with Hard Fun Records, Rat Tail Tapes, and is currently promoting their most recent release "IMP/ENV" on Colour8.

Dane Rousay has been active as an established solo percussionist since 2016. Rousay has also performed with Tom Carter, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Marcus Maurice Rubio, Aurora Nealand, Parham Daghighi, Rob Cambre, Alex Cunningham, Smokey Brown, Garrett Wingfield, and Karl Roehling among many others.

Dane Rousay has received glowing reviews of their debut album "blip" on Cassette Gods and Aux Out as well as heavy radio play on WFMU in July and August of 2017. Rousay also was given positive feedback on "Anatomize" from Vital Weekly and Blog to Comm

"Rousay’s playing is considered and resourceful, and it’s clear ... ideas well worth the attention of those with even a passing interest in percussive arrangement."

- Cassette Gods


"Dane Rousay is a most promising player and if you are anywhere near... set up a duet or whatever and let's play!"

- Vital Weekly


The opening track “blade”, while adventurous and experimental, isn’t overwhelming. Quite the opposite is true actually – it’s a restrained, albeit compelling effort, which highlights sonic experience over a virtuoso performance.

- Can You Ear It (U.K.)

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For all press purposes: Dane Rousay identifies as non-binary and uses they/them/their pronouns. Please use the "contact" tab if you have any questions.