What is your birthdate?
July 13, 1951
Where were you born?
July 13, 1951 in Nashville, TN
Not till age 19--I was really jealous of everyone!
Brush with greatness?
Accepting a Grammy for PETRA at the 1993 Awards show
What is your wife's name?
What is your anniversary date?
Do you have any pets?
Dog named Hershey.
What is your music background?
Drummer for Petra. Session player on Randy Mathews and Fireworks albums. Toured with Randy Mathews and Crossfire. Played with Parable, Good Grief and Chuck McCloud's Band. Worked with Nashville Symphony.
Pros and cons of being a musician:
Louie says... Pro: "Being a traveling musician has helped me appreciate home more. I do not take things for granted." Penny (Louie's wife) says... Pro: "I appreciate his time at home more, and do not take our time together for granted." Con: "Making married decisions without my partner."
Advice to young musicians:
"The best looks in the world will not make you the most successful. Attitude and especially being able to get along with other people will get you in more doors. Be a positive person."
What high school did you go to?
Glencliff High School, Nashville, TN.
What was the school mascot?
What year did you graduate?
Class of 1969
What were you like in high school?
Loud, obnoxious, outgoing, self-centered, but likeable
What extracurricular activities were you involved in?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Most influential person in high school?
My cousins Joe and Tom, and Bob Knupp, our youth group leader
What is your best high school memory?
Playing with the school jazz band at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, dreaming I'd play there one day with a big rock band (I did, with Petra)
What college did you go to?
Travecca Nazarene College
B.A. in percussion.
What are your hobbies?
Cars--studying them, reading car magazines; model trains; wookworking, cars, tennis
(fall 1993): Debt-Free Living by Larry Burkett
(fall 1993): "Sometimes Miracles Hide" by Bruce Carroll
"I wish someone would have told me..."
...that they cared about me.
More bio information:
Interviews with Louie: