Lani Copp…a Female Drummer Who Can Hold Her Own
by Laurie Mirkin
To me it’s such a trip seeing a female drummer so I can’t wait to see Lani play at Ladies Sing the Blues on March 26th at Primo, in Sarasota. Lani is relatively new to Sarasota. She moved from Dover, New Hampshire to Sarasota 5 years ago to be closer to her parents.Music is in her blood. She first played the drums as a teenager to fill in at the Dover, New Hampshire Legion Hall when her Dad’s drummer was sick. He took a chance on her and her Dad could not believe how good she was and paid her $5 for the night! Ever since 1973, Lani has been playing. Now, at the Oneco Legion 319 once a month, Post 24 Legion once a month, DAV 63rd, also Saramana & Wilkinson Eagles, and so many other venues. Her band is called Lani-C-and Company and she loves their current team, who got together 7 months ago and are in it for the long haul.