I finally got to meet Scott Thompson this last weekend at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, WI. Scott has been on the road this last year with Pure Prairie League & Colin Raye with his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14. That is his his main live snare drum. I have been looking forward to this show for quite some time, and getting his vibe on his new 1.5 Steel--4 x 15.
To meet Scott Thompson is basically like picking up with an old friend where you left off. He has always stayed in touch with me, kept me updated, and has used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 non-stop since Day 1. I just had the greatest time with him discussing drums and music, and really appreciate him taking the time out. He is a complete pro from A-Z, a killer player, and is also an absolutely incredible back-up singer, and lead singer on several songs for the band.
He used the 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 for this show, and just cannot wait to hear his extended feedback on this drum after having it out for a while. It will be very interesting to hear what the band has to say as well. These guys are huge fans of the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, and it was pretty amazing for them to take the time out to tell me that in several different discussions.
If you have not seen Pure Prairie League in a while, or at all....Do yourself a favor and do so. They lit everyone up with their performance, and I am not joking...It was flawless, and for that matter...Jaw-dropping. They are on their 48th year of touring, and they are without a doubt are one of the greatest bands ever live. Thank You Scott for taking time out, your use of my gear, for the T-Shirt which I will wear constantly, & your accommodation of a wonderful old friend of mine Teresa Heitzman-Mahsem. She had a great time! Will look forward to seeing you soon and staying in touch....