Madison, WI based Scott Schroedl is the drummer for Altered Five Blues Band. Proclaimed “a staple of the Midwest’s band scene” and “a festival favorite” by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in 2012, Altered Five’s delectable brew of blues and soul is now quickly gaining national attention. The group's third album, Cryin' Mercy, was produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, James Cotton, etc.) and released in October, 2014. It reached #3 in the iTunes blues store and hit #1 on the Roots Music Report radio chart. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, frontman Jeff Taylor's voice is "gloriously gritty." The Shepherd Express simply states he sounds like “a voice from Stax/Volt 45s.” Downbeat magazine raves that Jeff Schroedl's "high-wire guitar reaches the high bar of mixed invention and fluidity," while Blues Bytes magazine states that the group features "the funkiest rhythm section outside of Memphis." The band won "Blues Artist of the Year" at the 2014 WAMI Award Show, and Cryin' Mercy won "Best Self-Released CD" at the 2015 International Blues Challenge. In addition, Scott is the owner of The Dream Factory recording studio, private drum instructor, published author of 9 drum instructional books, professional drum transcriber, and studio drummer for Hal Leonard Corporation with recording credits of over 6,000 songs.
Scott’s current Altered Five Blues Band setup:
CD Maple in translucent purple 9x10, 9x12, 16x16, 17x22, 5x14
CD Maple in Blue Metallic 9x10, 10x12,16x16, 17x22
Alloy Classic 4.75x14
Zildjian/Noble & Cooley 6.5x14