Was great to see this week that Drew McKeon had his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 back out on the road with Michael Bolton, & has had for the last year and a half on their extensive tour. Incredible for me as well, Drew took it to the UK for the leg of the tour last year. That included a performance at Royal Albert Hall. I told you several times Drew…but will say it again…I will always remember that. Looking forward to seeing you soon and getting your feedback on your 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14. Thank You Again for everything…
Have several clips I just posted as a follow up to articles several weeks ago from live shows. Michael Grando has a new Beier 1.5 Steel–4 x 15, and Frank Vilardi had his new Beier 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14. Thank You Both for using them live the first night. Great time at both shows, and will really look forward to your updates.
Wanted to take time out for a huge Thank You to Frankie Banali. He chose four drums for his session next week in Hollywood, and one of them was his Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–6.5 x 14. This was a major compliment here, and was very, very much appreciated. Frankie has always been someone who has taken time out for Beier Drums, and I have been really fortunate to see him play live on a number of occasions with different sizes of his 1.5 Steel Series Snares. Video link below is Frankie with his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 15 from the Bang Your Head Tour last Summer.
Also…One of the industry’s most anticipated Rock Documentaries right now is Quiet Riot’s: “Well Now Your Here, There’s No Way Back.” It is coming September 15th to Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and DVD. You can pre-order on iTunes today. Numerous reviews have given the film huge props.The Rolling Stone has said: “Real life Spinal Tap…One of the top rock docs to see this Summer”. It was Produced and Directed by Regina Russell, who’s talents with film are just simply enormous. A must see.
Thanks Again Frankie…
Last week saw the 40th Anniversary of the Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The all-star line-up of performers included in part..The Outlaws, Eric Church, Oak Ridge Boys, Wynonna, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alabama, Blackberry Smoke, etc..,! I really wish I could have attended this. Incredible event, and evening by all accounts.
Pat McDonald, long considered by many to be one of the greatest & most diverse performers in music, had his full rig with him. He was using the 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 live, and had his 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14 as a backup as well. He also takes his 1.5 Steel–4 x 15 on the road with him as well. He has mentioned to me on a number of occasions that he takes two snare drums on the road with him…And both are always from Beier Drums. As always Pat…That means a lot to me-Thank You. Links below to a clip from the show, and several of Pat’s solo’s.
Looking through the list here there were quite a few players that have a 1.5 Steel. Monte Yoho of The Outlaws has used several sizes of the 1.5 Steel for a long time on the road exclusively. These days it is the 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14 as his main, and his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 as an auxiliary. David Northrup has a 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 that he has used live with the Oak Ridge Boys, and has also used his 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14 in the studio a great deal. Brit Turner has used his 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14 live with Blackberry Smoke as well.
Thanks Again Pat….Next year I am attending this event no matter what~
Thanks Tommy for the recent message that you used your Beier 1.5 Steel–4 x 15 in the studio for the new David Allen Coe record. As always…I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it. Will make sure to pick up a copy the minute it comes out. Two legends, one studio, a new record….This was great news here. Will update this when the record comes out…Thank You Again….
Beier Drums are now available at one of the longest running premier Drum Shops in the country…Pro Drum. In stock now is the Beier 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14. Any size can be ordered through them as well. Many Thanks Stan & Jerry….Really looking forward to working with you.