Sending out a big Thank You to Tommy Rickard this morning. I really, really dug his latest Instagram clip, and it was great to see him with his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 as I so often do. That drum has seen a ton of use with him, and his tuning and his style are perfectly suited to it. IOW....He is a such great player, and he knows just how to make this drum sing.
He recently did a tour with Orchid in Canada with that drum, and has had a long and incredibly interesting career. He was with Vain in the earlier years, and also held the seat for the late Scott Weiland. In Summer of 2016 as well he had a run in Las Vegas and performed with Dee Snider & others with his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14. (Link below) Please see his website also for all of the info. on his playing, schedule, and musical endeavors.
Thanks Tommy....Always great to hear from you....