Kenan Advantage Group
his life keeps him sane. “It’s therapy.
Everyone’s life can get stressful at
times. Playing drums is quite a release.
It keeps me balanced.”
A highlight of his L.A. nights includes
the time the bass player from the
Steve Miller Band came out of the
audience to sit in on several songs.
“After the show, he told us stories
from the road. It was a
“I don’t want to work, I want to bang on
the drum all day.” – Todd Rundgren
Cryogenic Transportation (CTI) Terminal
Manager Albert Villasenor works, but
he also makes time for banging on
Albert is a member of the Los Angeles-
area band the Latin Misfits, a seven-
member combo that plays regular
gigs on the highly competitive L.A.
The band has a playlist of 100 songs
covering 1980s hits, classic rock,
country, jazz and other genres – even a
handful of original compositions.
Albert Villasenor (far left, back row) balances life by making music with his bandmates, the Latin Misfits.
Rocking in the Free World
Terminal Manager by day, drummer by night
Albert first picked up the sticks
three decades ago, inspired by rock
drummers like John Bonham, Ringo
Starr and Peter Criss, and jazz players
Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. A junior
high music teacher developed his
talent. “I’ll always be grateful for that
early guidance,” says Albert,
who oversees CTI’s Fontana,
Calif., and Azusa, Calif., Terminals.
Since then, he’s always made time
for drumming. He’s played in several
bands over the years, joining the Latin
Misfits about a year and a half ago.
The band performs several times each
month. Albert says keeping music in