This was a great picture from this last weekend in Immokalee. Florida of Mark Beckett & Pat McDonald. Mark was in town on the road with Olivia Newton John, and Pat and him have been friends for a long time. Pat lives in Florida now and stopped out at the show.
Mark had his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 along with him for the show. This is one of a number of snare drums from Beier Drums that he has used live, and in the studio with Olivia, and with other artists. Pat used this same size drum on the road with Charlie Daniels as his main. That drum became his back-up when he started using his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 as his primary.
Both of these guys have been unbelievably great friends to me, and have been hugely supportive of what I am doing here. I have seen Pat many times live with Charlie Daniels, but never have seen Mark live. I finally have a chance in the next couple of weeks to see him live though. I will be travelling to Chicago for a show, and am so looking forward to it.
Thanks you two....Be in touch as always.....