Tuesday, April 10, 2018

MONTE YOHO-THE OUTLAWS IN THE STUDIO-FIRST SOUTHERN ROCK CRUISE-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14...

I finally had a chance last week to catch up with the legendary Monte Yoho of The Outlaws....

The Outlaws are one of the greatest bands in Southern Rock history, and continue to prove that show after show, and year after year. I have had the huge privilege of seeing them live numerous times, and the enduring talent in that band never ceases to amaze me, and the huge audiences they draw. 

Monte has used several snare drums from here exclusively for a long time now. The 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 is his main, and he uses a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 as an auxiliary. The band recently took part in the first Southern Rock Cruise with Lynyrd Skynyrd and other great bands of this genre. They are also getting ready to head out this Spring on tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd on The Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour, and on numerous other headlining dates around the country as well.

The first three images are from the Southern Rock Cruise and were taken by his brother Rob Yoho who always captures incredible images, and is an outstanding photographer. Thank You for those Rob! The two images on the bottom are from a recent session where the band is recording another highly anticipated studio album.   

Thank You Again for everything Monte. You have been one of the greatest supporters and friends ever to me over the years. Your input, support and advice has been a source of non-stop inspiration to me. See you soon!













Monday, April 2, 2018

TOMMY HARDEN-LIVE WITH ALABAMA IN LAS VEGAS-SOUTHERN DRAWL TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15...

Want to send out a huge Thank You to Tommy Harden here today....

Tommy recently filled in for some Las Vegas shows with one of the biggest selling bands of all-time: Alabama. He chose his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 for these shows, and that has been one of his main go-to drums for quite some time. He has used that drum for numerous sessions and releases, and I always look forward to hearing what he is working on.

His latest project, with his wife Lorrie, is the Lost Hollow Band. They recently just got back from some shows again in the UK, are an incredible band, and have been met with widespread approval. Please see the link below for information on their live dates, and releases.

Thank You Tommy.....  






Saturday, March 31, 2018

LARRY MITCHELL IN THE STUDIO WITH THE STRAY CAT LEE ROCKER-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15....

Larry Mitchell, the touring and studio drummer for Lee Rocker, was recently in the studio with one of his mains: The Beier 1.5 Steel--4 x 15. This is a drum he uses live on the road as well, and has since the day he started with it.

I have mentioned this before, but will mention it again & again: This band completely knocked me out when I saw them last Summer, and can honestly say it is mind-blowing how great they are. As they roll through their original material, and tunes from the Stray Cats...Larry illustrates why he holds the seat in this great gig. He is an amazing drummer, a great guy, and is a full-circle pro. He is someone I am very happy to know, and am looking forward to working with him for a long time to come.

Please see the links below to several live clips of the band from a recent show at SEMA, and check out this band when they are in and near your town. I will have some upcoming news as well on a very special project this band is going to be involved with at a very historic studio.

Looking forward forward to seeing you soon Larry!  












Thursday, March 15, 2018

CAHD MELCHERT-GORD BAMFORD'S LIVIN ON SUMMERTIME AUSTRALIA TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14...KASEY TODD-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--7.5 X 15...

Chad Melchert is fresh off Gord Bamford's hugely successful Neon Smoke Tour through Canada, and he is in Australia right now to start the dates for the Livin On Summertime Tour. He will have his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 for the Australian dates, and had that along on the tour through Canada as well. He also had along his 1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15.

Thanks going out to Kasey Todd as well. Aaron Goodwin was on the Neon Smoke Tour with Kasey behind the kit, and it was great he had a chance to use Chad's 1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15 live (Thanks Chad!), and was able to get his feedback on the drum. He also is the touring drummer for Tonic, and am hoping to catch him live soon with them.

Thanks Again Chad...Have fun in Australia! Kasey...Thank You as well, I really appreciated you taking time out, and for you providing your thoughts....








(Image by Al Pettman-Thank You for use of this incredible image!)


(Beier 1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15 behind Kasey Todd's kit-Esplanade Arts & Heritage Center)












Saturday, March 10, 2018

NEW SINGLES FROM BILL LEVERTY OF FIREHOUSE-MICHAEL FOSTER-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....

Bill Leverty just released several singles with Michael Foster on drums: Memorable & Love Is Like A Song. I said it today on several media sites, and it is so worth repeating: It is not everyday that two of your musical heroes, and one of your favorite drummers use your drum on a new release. I was a huge fan of Firehouse the minute they hit the scene, still am to this day, and always will be. They are some of the greatest guy's I know, and some of the best musicians in this business.

Michael used his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 on Love Is Like A Song. He also has used that same drum on Bill's single You're A Natural, and also used an early Brass snare from Beier Drums on Bill's masterful instrumental release: Southern Exposure. Both of these guy's just completely said it all musically on that album. 

Please check out the link below to pick up these singles from Bill. Again....Thank You both for everything....This was....Amazing! Hope to see you both very soon....













AUSTRALIA'S RICHIE JARVIS-I AM DRUMMER-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15....

Australia drumming legend, Richie Jarvis, recently did a video review of the Beier 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 for his channel-I Am Drummer. He has always been incredibly supportive of not only my work, but many others, and it was great to finally get a drum to him for his thoughts and ideas on it. That drum has been incredibly popular, and I manufactured dozens of them last year alone here.

In short, the drum went over huge with Richie. His channel is relatively new, but has been a big hit with everyone. It is very entertaining, but very specific and serious at the same time. He is pulling from a lifetime of knowledge and playing, and I truly think think it will grow into one of the primary channels for snare drum reviews on the web. It is no wonder he is the go-to player for DW for reviews on their gear. Total respect from me to DW as well, I have used their Mag Strainer/3-Way Butt Plate for years, and it is one of the, if not the most popular strainer out today. 

He recently as well started a Patreon Channel. I love Patreon, and belong to his channel and Mike Dawson's. It is well done, and a true way to support musicians in their work....At a ridiculously minimal cost. Link below to his, and Mike Dawson's channel. Supporting musicians in their work whether it is Patreon, buying a record/single, and attending their shows is more important than it ever has been. Music by it's nature has to evolve, and it cannot do that without backing from fans. 

Thank You Again Richie. Like everyone say's about you, your a great guy, and you are truly the consummate pro from A-Z..... 













Tuesday, March 6, 2018

TRACY BROUSSARD-BLAKE SHELTON'S COUTNRY MUSIC FREAKS TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....

Tracy Broussard is a Nashville legend, one of the great players on the music scene, an amazing family man, and is just an all-around good guy. He will be playing tonight, which will be the first show of Blake Shelton's Country Music Freaks Tour, in Bossier City, Louisiana. I was really thrilled, as I always am, to see he is going to have along his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 for the tour. This will be the third consecutive tour that drum has been his main, and am really looking forward to seeing him and this band again this summer in Milwaukee. 

This tour as well will bring him into a new drum from Beier Drums. Only three players have one, and it has gone over exceptionally well live, and in the studio. More on that later....!

Thank You Tracy....See you soon.....












BEN HARRISON-INSTAGRAM'S SNARE SOURCE-BRINGING BACK THE 15" SNARE DRUM-BEIER DRUMS...

Huge Thanks going out to Ben Harrison who runs #snaresource on Instagram for this. This has been a primary focus for Beier Drums since Day 1 here, and it has been a big success.

This particular drum in this picture, the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15, was my first design, and was the first one I manufactured. The drum is also offered in a 4 x 15, 6.5 x 15, and a 7.5 x 15 which is the most recent drum, and will be the last size of the series. All of these sizes have been used worldwide in virtually any type of concert setting and studio, and have been featured on numerous records.

The 4 x 15 was the conception of one of Nashville's finest all around drummers and people-Mark Beckett. Mark is the touring drummer for Olivia Newton John, one of two house drummers for the Grand Ole Opry, and is a first call session player in Nashville. He shares the seat at the Opry with one of the top sessions players of all-time-Eddie Bayer's. Eddie has three drums from here, including a 4 x 15 which he has used extensively.

This was a truly remarkable post from you Ben, and again....I really want to tell you how much I appreciated this. Doing this is tine consuming, it was extremely thoughtful, and is something I will always appreciate.








Saturday, January 13, 2018

TROY FREUND-ALUMNI BAND NIGHT-2018-MAYVILLE, WISCONSIN-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14....

Long time pal, and hands down one of the most talented full-time professional photographers I know, Troy Freund, recently popped up in a pic with his Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14. He has had this drum for years, was one of my early customers, has always been a huge supporter of Beier Drums, has been an incredible friend, and has taken some of the best images ever of my drums.

Troy used the drum at the Alumni Band Night this year, and last year in Mayville for their Alumni Band Night. He uses the drum regularly, and the image below of the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 that he took, is an image that is timeless here. He also did the image of an earlier 2.0 Brass--6 x 14 that I offered (Pic Below), and has used my drums and myself in his promotional material.

Thank You Troy...It is always wonderful to hear from you, and really am happy we have stayed in touch over the years. I hope I can attend and participate in the lecture series next time, that would be a LOT of fun to do, and really regret missing it. But to honor my Hoosier roots, and my love of growing up in Indiana...Everything here has plum gone hog wild, and just could not do it.

See you soon my friend....












Friday, January 12, 2018

MODERN DRUMMER PODCAST WITH MIKE AND MIKE-JANUARY 2017-EPISODE 123-THE 2017 WRAP UP SHOW-MIKE DAWSON COMMENTS ON THE LINE OF BEIER 1.5 STEEL 15" SERIES...

Once again this month...I want to send out a Thank You to Mike Dawson for the mention in Episode 123, The 2017 Wrap Up Show, on the Modern Drummer Podcast. I listen to this podcast regularly which has a huge following. Mike Dawson & Mike Johnston have always done a knockout job with this...It is academic in it's approach, pointedly informative, and entertaining as well-These guy's crack me up....They are VERY funny. Perfect balance of everything. Both of these guy's are the pinnacle of professionalism, and to be mentioned on their podcast is something very special. Thanks going out to Lucas Farran for your comments on the Podcast and my drums. Great to make your acquaintance! 

Thanks Again Mike for your comments on my efforts to bring the 15" snare drum back to this industry. That is part of what I set out to do...Bring out an original, identifiable & consistent sound, and offer it to drummers everywhere. There are hundreds of  my 15" drums out on the music scene now, on tour, in studios, and on records. My attitude is is that when I finish a drum, and ship it out, I have done my best. The evaluation and thoughts on them, I leave to drummers. I am not a promoter, and have never been a good "Closer". That is of little to no interest to me. What I am interested in is when a drummer texts me from a tiny bar in the middle of Missouri to tell me his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 is lighting him, and the band up. That....Is what music was intended to be. That....Is what I set out to do.

Being in any aspect of the music business is probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. It is difficult for everyone...No matter what part of it you are involved in. And if your truly making your drums and shells, it is compounded greatly.  But despite the nature of this business, it is the most rewarding and incredible thing I have ever done. And...I am just getting started.....

  





Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WESTON HORN & THE HUSH-THIRD VIDEO FROM DEBUT-MAT DONALDSON-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--8 X 14....

Weston Horn & The Hush just published their third video from their debut: Weston Horn & The Hush-Volume I..."She Had It All"...

As with all of their live performances, videos, and music on this record...This band is just a showcase of incredible talent. Mat Donaldson, also the owner of Drum World Tulsa, has used his 1.5 Steel--8 x 14 on all of their work, live, and in the studio.

Thanks Again Mat....And Congratulations to all of the member of Weston Horn & The Hush!









Sunday, January 7, 2018

MARK BECKETT-ELVIS LIVE ON SCREEN-GRACELAND SOUNDSTAGE-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 13...

Graceland Soundstage hosted the debut of Elvis-Live-On-Screen December 15th & 16th, and the shows, to no surprise, were a sell-out smash. This is going to be an on-going event, and it is something I truly hope to see in the future.

Nashville legend Mark Beckett was behind the kit for this, and again to no surprise...He was absolutely and utterly incredible. He was in rehearsals with the 1.5 Steel--4 x 15, but used his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 13-Gloss White for the show which he was extremely happy with. It really surprised me he picked that drum from here, until I heard it. Link below to a clip from the show. I will be loading a number of other clips in the coming weeks. Listen and watch this clip...It truly blew my mind.

Will be adding another story to the Latest News this month on his recent production of, and playing on JD Myers new release: Till I Die.

Thank You Once Again For Everything Mark Beckett......