After a 40 year hiatus, Lon Poland is back behind a drum set. When I first met Lon, I was very impressed to hear how he spent his time in the 1970s; living with a band, opening for reputable acts such as Hall and Oates, and really striking a lot of parallels with the way I lived in my early 20s. So it was no surprise we hit it off instantly. Lon got back into the wonderful (sometimes perplexing) world of drumming mainly for enjoyment, physical and mental exercise, and to challenge himself in learning more advanced concepts. Lon favors jazz, classic rock, and classical music, so we spend a lot of time brushing up his chops to focus more exclusively on those genres. Lon is a very hard worker outside of the studio, managing properties all over the Philadelphia area, but when he gets some free time, he’ll never pass up a weekend getaway or a nice walk with his wife and dog.