A key highlight of the musically ferocious Dixie Dregs is drummer Rod Morgenstein. Weaving heavy metal stomps with tight shuffles, fiery chops with funky grooves, and shifting time signatures with straight-up rock 'n' roll aggression, he dances from one style to another with ease and energy.
On albums including Dregs of the Earth and Industry Standard he nailed funky grooves, high-speed hoe-downs, odd-times fusion, baroque boogies, and flat-out hard rock with ferocity and fun. The demise of the Dregs saw Rod move on to rockers Winger and enjoy hits including "Winger and Pull". Reuniting with the Dregs, Rod teamed up with the band's keyboardist Jordan Rudess as the highly potent Rudess/Morgenstein Project.
Next up, Platypus (Derek Sherinian and John Myung of Dream Theater with Ty Tabor of Kings X) infused pop/rock sensibilities with virtuoso playing on the albums When Pus Comes to Shove and Ice Cycles. Other career highlights include teaching at the Berklee College of Music, recording Kip Winger's critically acclaimed Conversation Seems Like a Dream, and touring with Jazz is Dead. The Dregs' California Screamin' is a great live example of Rod proving himself as one of today's most exciting and vital players.
Rod has also worked with: Dave LaRue, Reb Beach, Jordan Rudess, Jerry Peek, Mark O'Connor, Paul Barrére, Dan McAvinchey, Tom Wright, Andy Timmons, Paul Taylor, Ty Tabor and Mark Parrish.