Dallas drummer Derek Rougeot passed away on May 20, 2020. The Miami, Oklahoma native played with local Dallas band, The Carsons through the 1990s. He joined the Josh Alan Band, with Robby Garner, from 1999 through 2006. Josh Alan Friedman had this to say: “Derek was the most personable, handsome rock drummer in Dallas. He could book gigs for our band just by showing up in a suit and tie, and flashing a smile to club owners. We shared many musical adventures from Texas to New York.” Derek was featured on the 2001 Josh Alan Band album, from Topcat Records.   

Featured below, “Her City,” Josh Alan Band, Derek on drums, with Bernard Wright, David “Fathead” Newman, and Bill Eden.