Drummer of The Gritz Band is Cleon Edwards. A small-town guy, Cleon was born and raised in Ferris, Texas. At age two, he began playing drums alongside his father at their church. With the heavy positive influence and support of his parents, siblings and hometown, Cleon grew and thrived with his drumming abilities and was soon given opportunities to play with influential musicians such as Bobby Sparks, Elbert Taylor, Jr., Bernard Wright, Rc Williams, Robert Searight, Shaun Martin, Daniel Jones, and many others. Over the years, Cleon has performed with numerous artists, including Erykah Badu (current), Talib Kweli, Bilal, Dwele, Raheem Devaughn, Big Time Rush/Snoop Dogg, Snarky Puppy, N’Dambi, Candy West, Jaguar Wright, and Rahsaan PattersonDeonis “Puma” Cook, Aaron Camper, Geno Young, Myron Butler and Levi, Kim Burrell, The Clark Sisters, Terrence Mackey and Nu Restoration, Tim Clifton w/Purpose, Freddie Jones, . He is currently “keeping the pocket strong” for RC and The Gritz Band.