Ken Crampton - Eyeclopes & Everybody Drum

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Ken Crampton, Eyeclopes Studios / Everybody Drum has moved to 620 Charlotte Street, after being on Caroline Street for 16 years, we have purchaced our own building and migrated to Fairview Heights. Only five blocks from our old location, we have upgraded the Drum Shop, Performance space, Recording Studio, and Fun!

Fairview Heights is the neighborhood that the old Fredericksburg Fairgrounds once stood, historic land that civil war soldiers camped on before battle. The building was built in the 50's by White and Weeks, which was also in the same building I use to occupy. It has been a HVAC shop, a guitar shop, and studio space for many local bands. When purchaced, we gutted, and rebuilt the whole interior, rewiring, insulating, and rebuilding everything!

We are currently available for Drum Circles, Drum Lessons (Djembe, Ashiko, Bougarabou, Conga), Art Instruction (Drawing, Color Theory, Portfolio Building), Graphic Design, Facilitation (through art and or rhythm), Community Networking, Parties, Recording Studio, and Charities.

Contact Ken Crampton to enhance your event today! (540) 371-9040


Ken Crampton - Artist, Musician, Facilitator, Consultant

Ken Crampton, artist, musician, and community facilitator. I own and run an art business and hand drum / percussion shop called Eyeclopes Studios / Everybody Drum. In the shop, we do graphic design, fine art, performance based shows, and have a recording facility. The space is also utilized for community events and fun- raisers. Patrons vary in age, gender, and ethnic decent.

I also hold a regular drum circle once a week (Fri. 7:00-9:00 pm), and work with various populations in school systems, foster care, juvenile detention centers, well elder care, festivals, parties, and child help situations. Everybody Drum is a program that teaches about percussive instruments, their voice, and their unique inter-dependent relationships as a metaphor for community. Either working alone or co-facilitating an event the main emphasis is FUN ! We aim to fan the fire of creativity while inspiring Self Recognition and Constructive CommUnity .


FrednecksburgFredericksburg is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 58 miles north of Richmond. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 19,279. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes.
A sizable part of Fredericksburg and its side of the Washington Metropolitan Area commute by car, bus, and rail to Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington Counties as well as Washington, D.C. This has led to a long-standing debate in the area over whether Fredericksburg has become a part of Northern Virginia or not, with strong arguments on both sides.,_VA

Fredericksburg Lodge #4 Our Lodge meets on the second Friday of each month (except in November, when we meet on the 4th of the month to celebrate the anniversary of the Initiation of George Washington). The monthly "Stated Communication"; is open to Master Masons in good standing. The Lodge opens at 7:30 p.m. We start with a Fellowship Dinner at 6:30 p.m., which is open to friends and family. Go to top of this page to make a dinner reservation. In addition to the monthly meeting, we meet each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. for Degree work or practice. And lastly, we are conducting Saturday morning Masonic Education Classes for Entered Apprentices and Fellowcraft. These classes are also open to "seasoned veterans" who would like to review, or brush-up on Lodge protocol. See the Trestleboard for a schedule of activities. If you are new to the area and are looking for more information about the Fraternity of Freemasonry or wish to transfer your membership, please contact us, or better yet, stop by for a visit. Not only are we one of Freemasonry's most historic Lodges, we are working on becoming one of the friendliest! Just walk in the Lodge's front door and stick out your right hand to the first person you see, you just met your next best friend!

Fire Cone Band Fire Cone is Ken Crampton, John Sweton, and Fritz Beer. Fire Cone is in the studio recording thier new album Dum Dum Rock. Fire Cone will play 3 venues in Fredericksburg Virginia simultaniously to celebrate the release of Dum Dum Rock. Dates and venues to be anounced.

ABACA Grotto ABACA Grotto of the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm was formed in 1933 by Edward H. Cann. There were 125 founding members, who helped The Fredericksburg Rescue Squad purchase its first vehicle called the "Green Hornet".

Bongo Buddhas A Drum Acappella Group featuring Ken Crampton & Jeff Fick...

Fredericksburg Shrine ClubThe Fredericksburg Shrine Club was organized at a dinner meeting on October 9, 1946, at the old Princess Anne Hotel.  The Club’s first president and chief organizer was Noble John D. Hamilton.  Throughout the 62 years much of the history has been lost, the club has held its meetings at local restaurants and shops in Fredericksburg, VA.  Our membership is made up of nobles that hail from ACCA and KENA.  Fredericksburg has many residents that commute north and south and is the line that divides the territory between these two great temples.  Our regular meetings are held on the first Monday of the month with a 6:00 p.m. social / 6:45 p.m. meal / 7:30 p.m. meeting.

Throughout the past couple of years, we have been visiting and nurturing a relationship between the other clubs that exist in our region (Heritage Shrine Club & Battlefield Shrine Club).  We continually hold Screening Clinics with our local orthopedic doctors to help children be assessed to see if they are eligible for treatment at our Shriner’s Children Hospitals.  We also hold a regular Shrine Club Picnic, which in the past few years has been some fine crab pickin!  There is a Paper Drive held every year at our local Wal-mart, that helps us talk with individuals ranging from doctors to country folk we share the information about the Shrine, and the Hospitals collecting donations which are later matched by Wal-mart through their matching grant program.  As a fraternal fundraiser we have been selling water, chips etc. at a local concert series that is held oudoor called the Bluemont Concert Series! 

As age and failing health creeps up on our membership, we continually look for new ways to attract members to our club and temple, while maintaining connections to those that have been our previous leaders and brother Nobles.  Our challenge is great as we all strive to build upon our mentorship abilities.

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