On the Drums, from Starksboro, Ian Koeller, our second-generation Rambler, keeps the tempo snappy and the beat steady as a rock.
Our most recent addition to the All-Star Ramblers is drummer Ian Koeller, the first-ever second-generation Rambler. Ian’s late father, Eric Koeller, played that wonderful baritone sax break on “Paint It Like A Cow,” recorded at White Crow Audio in Burlington way back in 1994 on our “Can’t Catch A Rambler” CD project, produced by LeRoy Preston. “Paint It Like A Cow” was co-written by Rick and LeRoy Preston and had to be included on the latest “Welcome To OUR Vermont” CD. Ian tagged along with his Dad on many Rambler shows back in the mid-90s and as a young boy, became enamored with the drums, as played back then by longtime Rambler percussionist Doug Pomeroy.
Fast forward 22 years and Ian Koeller has now become one of the Vermont music scene’s most in-demand drummers both on stage and in the recording studio. Ian plays in several bands performing shows all over the North Country, in New York City, and, now, for the past seven years, as the newest member of Rick & The All-Star Ramblers Western Swing Band.
Ian hit the ground running with The All-Star Ramblers, enthusiastically jumping right into the “Green Mountain Standard Time” recording sessions and soon after, the “Welcome To OUR Vermont” sessions. Ironically, Ian performs on five tracks on the “Welcome To OUR Vermont” project which also includes the “Paint It Like A Cow,” track mentioned above, featuring his father, Eric. Two Koeller generations performing on the record that was a final nominee for “Western Swing Album of the Year” by the Academy of Western Artists. An impressive start for Ian Koeller, our latest All-Star Ramblers welcome addition!