Had the incredible opportunity last weekend to sit down with one of the finest drummers on the music scene…Tony Escapa. Have been staying in touch with Tony on and off for quite some time, and it was so great to finally be able to see him live. I dropped off his 1.5 Steel–4 x 15 which is the drum I really wanted his vibe on. I also thought it would fit perfectly with his style. Initial reaction was fantastic. Not only from Tony, but the crew as well. (Link below for an excellent clip from sound check). He even included it in the first set which to me was an unbelievable compliment that I will always remember. Your a good guy Tony, and are an amazing & astonishing talent. Thank You Again for everything…
Want to issue a big Thank You to Tony’s drum tech for the One World Tour: Ben Lythberg. Ben is also the stage manager for The Offspring, and is a vastly experienced/traveled drummer. Your comments and time were hugely valued Ben.
As well, my introduction to Tony was through Jamo Van DeBogert (Greg Allman, Independent, VP-School Of Rock). You have been a wonderful friend Jamo, and I am always thrilled that you own a 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14, & 5.5 x 15…And use them all of the time.
If you did not see Ricky Martin this time…The next opportunity you must take if your looking for a truly unreal live experience. It is an enormous operation on the road that seemingly runs flawlessly. No way to describe it…It has to be seen. There is over 70 people on the road with this show, and watching this production live is a true tribute to how good all of these people are at their jobs.