Listen: Oak Drummer Remembers Rick Pinette
I first met Dan Caron in the mid 80s when he was working at Carroll's Music Center in Lewiston. I believe he was a sales associate at the time, but there was nothing sale-sy about him at all. He graciously put up with me fiddling with all the latest synths in the keyboard department. Dan is one the nicest guys I've ever met and I am honored to call him my friend 30 plus years later. A few years prior to making aspiring young musicians feel totally welcome in that legendary Maine music store, he kicked major ass behind the drum kit the band, Oak.
Here he is live on WBLM yesterday sharing some great stories about his time working the late, great Rick Pinette in the only Maine band to ever have a US Top 40 hit.