Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NASHVILLE'S JARRED POPE-THE DAMON JOHNSON BAND LIVE ALBUM-THOMPSON SQUARE-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....

Jarred Pope has had his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 in constant use for the last several month's...And I could not be happier about that. He has had a long and extensive career, and his name comes up frequently in discussions with drummers. My pal Randy Walker has raved about his playing for years. Essentially, they all say the same thing: He is an incredible player and can play anything, he is a professional from A-Z, and he is a great guy to boot.

The end of March he recorded a live album with Damon Johnson (Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy) in Birmingham, Alabama with The Damon Johnson Band. The record is being produced by Nick Raskulinecz, and I cannot wait to pick up a copy of this when it is out. He also will be heading out soon and is the touring & studio drummer for Thompson Square.

The drum was sent out with Aquarian Heads, and like I have mentioned previously...The amount of players that are playing Aquarian is on the rise in a huge kind of way. Personally, I love their heads, and have had nothing but great luck with the quality and the sound of them. Had a long and very interesting discussion with Jarred on Aquarian. He has some great insights on them.

Thanks Again for everything Jarred. I so appreciated your calls, your time, you using my drum, and your sincerity. Looking forward to seeing live with Thompson Square on July 23rd. It will be a great time....!