A native of Texas, Drew started his career in Dallas. He grew up in the jazz field with such well known personalities as Lyle (Spud) Murphy, Harry James, Warren Smith, and Dave Mathews. From 1938 to 1940 Drew was featured at the famous Chicago jazz spot, the Gay Nineties, with Mel Henke. HIS HOLLYWOOD period included work with Red Nichols, Phil Harris, Freddy Martin, and the KHJ radio staff orchestra.
IN 1951, Drew felt that he could better express himself in a small group. such a combo was the Billy Roe Quartet. They were frequently heard at the famous West Coast restaurant, Maison Jaussand, in Bakersfield, California.
IT WAS HERE that Drew came in contact with Georgie Starbuck Galbraith, famous poet and lyricist, and Ralph Yaw well known composer and arranger. Their song, Lonesome Horn ,sets the mood, and gives the title to the album you are about to enjoy.