Shop Talk with Ian Prince

Ian Prince has been supplying the backbone for top-notch Minneapolis indie bands for well over a decade. Possessing the perfect combination of play-for-the-song sensibility and face-melting technical prowess, Prince is an undeniable powerhouse on the drums. He plays each gig as if it were his last — digging into every stroke with stoic conviction while exuding unbridled passion for his craft.

Prince is a drummer’s drummer, so naturally we at Ellis wanted to sit down with him to see what makes him tick. From his childhood fascination with the Fab Four, to the hard-rocking Houston days, to his current pop project, Story of the Sea, Prince tells all and drops more than a few nuggets of wisdom for would-be rock drummers along the way.