Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DON BREWER-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 x 14 & 6.5 x 14-GRAND FUNK RAILROAD EARLY FOOTAGE-WERE AN AMERICAN BAND-

Michael Foster of Firehouse recently posted a clip from Grand Funk Railroad from 1973, and simply had to make note of this. (First link below is to this clip)

I was extremely fortunate to have spent some time with Don Brewer. He is arguably one of the most influential drummers in Rock....Ever. No matter who you talk to or where, no matter what genre of music...His drumming and influence is staggering. He was an amazing player, performer, and singer in the early day's, and today he is as great he has always been. You hear people say about concerts: "Close your eye's and it is 1973 again...". That is a Grand Funk Railroad show with Don Brewer now. 
  
Don used a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 live, and subsequently used a 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 on a Grand Funk Tour. Seeing him play through their show, especially to Footstompin Music, is, and always will be one of my great musical memories. It was also a big surprise to get a statement from him for my site, a sample of the intro for "Were An American Band" on his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14, and a statement as well from Glenn Preston their FOH engineer. (Friends section of this site for the statements, and Audio for the samples). The second link below is a clip of a live show with his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 during his solo as well. 

Thanks Michael for posting this. Michael posting this goes back to what I said above. Michael Foster is one of Rock's legends. And Don Brewer...Like with so many....Is one of his heroes and major influences. That....Say's it all!