I had the amazing opportunity to get together with Nashville legend David Northrup when The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Tour rolled through this last weekend. It was their 40th Anniversary. To sum it up: It was a dazzling display of professionalism and talent. There is a reason they are on their fourth decade of live performance, and quite literally, their third generation of fans.
David has used my 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14 on the track “My Guns” with Mike McCarroll (link below), and most recently on a Contemporary Christian track for a record which will be out any time now. He used his new 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 for the first part of this show, and it went spectacularly well. According to him…Even the Sound Engineer absolutely loved the drum. This type of feedback is always wonderful to hear here, especially coming from a player of this caliber. His touring/recording credits are incredibly extensive & include, to name a few…Travis Tritt, John Waite, Wynonna, John Mellencamp, Tanya Tucker, Pam Tillis, Joe Diffie, and on it goes. He was also voted the #2 Country Drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll in 2009, and #2 Clinician in 2010. He will be using his new 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 on tour with The Oak Ridge Boys for the 2015. Live clips of this show will be posted in the next couple of weeks, and will update this post. I told him several times, but will say it again here: Thank You David Northrup….I appreciate your time and interest in Beier Drums…..
Please do stop and check out some of the new media material on this site, and You Tube. There are new video clips of Pat McDonald’s solo from the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix on his live snare-1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14-(Thanks Randy Walker), a clip from Achim Faerber using his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 with only brushes on the Peter Heppner Acoustic Tour, a Christmas clip from Sam Lumsden in Scotland with his students at his school of instruction with the 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14, Randy Walker on his Beier 2mm Brass–6 x 14, Dennis Diken’s solo with The Smithereens on his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14, and some more clips from Quiet Riot from the Bang Your Head Tour with Frankie Banali on the 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 15. Numerous new pictures have been posted, and there are new Audio samples from Frankie Banali on the 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 15, Achim Faerber on his 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14, Brad Elvis of The Romantics, Ron Otis’ live solo with Earl Klugh, and Jamo VanDeBogert-All with their 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14.
Industrial metal giants Eisbrecher are set to release their new album “Schock” January 27th. Achim Faerber is the man behind the kit for Eisbrecher, and I truly appreciate you adding Beier Drums in the credits Achim. Your support has always been, and always will be most appreciated here. Link below for pe-orders in the U.S through Amazon. The cover in the US will be red, and the German release will be white. Check out their website for tour dates and info….
hanks Sam Lumsden at First Class Drums in Scotland for your recent video “Carol Of The Bells” with your students using the Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–5.5 x 14. They are very fortunate to have an instructor with your skills. You did a great job on this, the kids sound great, and I always appreciate your support live, in the studio, and in your school…..