Exported drummer also a rising music production star

Chris Hesse, courtesy of his social media. By Francisco Medina Effio

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week

Congrats are in order for Chris Hesse, the Arcata High graduate mostly known to the world as the Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum drummer of Hoobastank. The Willow-Creek-born star also has been turning heads as a studio pro.

As the founder of The Lighthouse Recording in Los Angeles, Chris mixed and mastered two albums noted by Alternative Press Magazine as some of the best of 2020 – ‘The Ride’ by Bad Cop/Bad Cop and a collaboration album between NOFX and Frank Turner titled ‘West Coast vs. Wessex.”

“… What could have (and) should have been a shit year actually ended on a high note,” Chris wrote on Instagram. “I count my blessings daily and take nothing for granted. It pains me that so many people are struggling, especially small businesses and those that keep them afloat. I am visualizing progress and unity for 2021. I deeply miss playing shows with my dudes (Hoobastank). I hope this vaccination shit works! Love and gratitude to everyone who sees this. Peace out 2020, hello 2021!”

Side note: You know the NOFX angle to Humboldt County, right? El Hefe of NOFX used to run a now-defunct local club (called Hefe’s).

Anyway, I digress. Cheers, Chris!

Episode Description: 

National tension hits home, local conservatives and liberals unite against violence, outsiders flout COVID guidelines, impeachment, Murder Mountain music, an Arcata High grad is also turning heads as a music producer, biting the hand sanitizer that feeds, that NFL game with Humboldt written all over it, pain patient advocate Connie Basch will keep her medical license, CenterArts plans to keep putting on shows, an aerial film crew, our truck-in-a-tree goes viral, incentive to support local restaurants, and more.

Humboldt Last Week is Humboldt County’s news podcast, brought to you in part by Dylan Cimbura-Hernandez LMFTBelle Starr ClothingNorth Coast Co-op, Bongo Boy StudioPhotography by Shi, NCJ, RHBB, and KJNY. Also, enjoy our new-music show Humboldt Fresh Finds 🎵 Saturdays 7-8 PM here

Humboldt Last Week was founded by Myles Cochrane in 2016 | [email protected]

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