Justin Amaral

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Born (1977-03-18) March 18, 1977 (age 47)
CitizenshipUnited state
  • Musician
  • Drummer
  • Percussionist

Justin Amaral (born March 18, 1977) is an American musician, drummer, and percussionist based in Madison, Tennessee.[1]

He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA receiving a B.M. in Music Performance in 1999. Soon after graduation, he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue a music career. His first gig was a tour with Country music legend Kitty Wells.

From 2007-2009 he toured internationally with guit-steel player, Junior Brown.[2] He is a studio musician and has worked with artists such as the late David Olney, Jim Lauderdale, Jeff Coffin, Fats Kaplin, Paul Burch, and Laura Cantrell.

In 2008 he appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" performing with Jim Lauderdale.

In 2018 he received an official patent through the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his invention, a percussion accessory called The Rhythm Sleeve.[3]

In September 2022 he traveled to Yerevan, Armenia to play Starmus VI - 50 Years on Mars, a global festival of science communication and art.[4]


  • Namaste - Tommy Womack (2014)[5]
  • Route 41 - Jon Byrd (2014)
  • Meridian Rising - Paul Burch (2016)[6]
  • Dirty Ole River - Jon Byrd (2017)
  • This Side or the Other - David Olney (2018)[7]
  • Just Like a Rose: The Anniversary Sessions - Laura Cantrell (2023)[8]


  1. "The Future is Here. It Lives in Madison". The East Nashvillian. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  2. "MO-KAN Opry Travels". hawkshaw5.tripod.com. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  3. "US Patent 10062364 Drumstick sleeve". Golden. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  4. "Interlochen students play to a crowd of thousands at Armenia's Starmus Festival". www.interlochen.org. 2022-09-27. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  5. "Tommy Womack Namaste Album Review". Elmore Magazine. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  6. "Stream Paul Burch's Jimmie Rogers Concept Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  7. "REVIEW: David Olney's "This Side Or The Other" Is Quality Literary Architecture". Americana Highways. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  8. "Laura Cantrell Convenes Musical Friends (Steve Earle, Mark Spencer, Buddy Miller) on Country Fueled 'Just Like a Rose - The Anniversary Sessions' (ALBUM REVIEW)". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 2024-01-21.

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