Darryl Pierce plays drums in the Bettye Lavette band. When he joined the band, frontwoman Bettye Lavette commented:
"This young man has been a pure gift! You all know my past drummer was with me for eighteen years, so replacing him was daunting, to say the least. However, Darryl has come in and made it even better! He's a complete joy to watch, listen to, and most of all, to sing with. He puts thunda up unda!"