I recently was talking to Artimus Pyle, and it always is really entertaining. He is someone who has always been extremely nice to me, takes time out for everyone, and is just as incredible a player as he was back in the early days of Lynyrd Skynyrd. I got to sit behind him at a show and watch how he plays all of the Skynyrd material technically, and it was incredible. You can see why those songs sound like they do now with the Artimus Pyle Band, and when you hear them from the early years. I met him through another Southern Rock legend, non-stop user of Beier Drums, and all-around great guy & friend....Monte Yoho of The Outlaws.
Artimus has been using a 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 as his main drum for over 2.5 years now....Since the day he sat down with one. It is his main drum on the road with The Artimus Pyle Band, and in the studio. If you have not seen The Artimus Pyle Band, you are truly missing something. This band is stunning from A-Z, and truly floored me when I first saw them. (Please see the link below for a clip of them live). Jerry Lyda is one of two guitar players for the band, and is also the owner of Music City Asheville and a dealer for Beier Drums. He has sold a number of different sizes, any size can be ordered through him, and am shipping out another 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 mid-month to the store.
Thank You Artimus for your your comment on the drum, and Thank You Jerry Lyda for keeping Beier Drums in stock. The support from both of you is very, very appreciated here. Looking forward to seeing you both and the band this October.....
"I love my Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14. It is the best drum I have ever owned..."
(Lynyrd Skynyrd, Artimus Pyle Band, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame)
Artimus & Jerry Lyda
Artimus & Monte Yoho