Sunday, September 9, 2018

MIKE DAWSON-SNARE OF THE WEEK-EPISODE 9-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 15....

Many Thanks going out to Mike Dawson today. Mike recently featured his Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 as his Snare Of The Week-Episode 9. This drum he also reviewed in Modern Drummer-February 2016.

Thank You Again Mike Dawson For Everything. It was a great clip as always, and it was wonderful to hear that that drum is one of your mains for sessions. The 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 was my first 15" drum that I manufactured here, and it really has been incredible to hear when players connect to it. 















Monday, August 27, 2018

FRANK VILARDI-LIVE WITH THE BACON BROTHERS-CHICAGO-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15...

Summer of 2018 has been a whirlwind here at Beier Drums, and one of the great stops has been at a Bacon Brothers show in Chicago. It has been some time, but finally got to see my long time friend, and incredibly talented & highly praised drummer within the industry....Frank Vilardi (Bacon Brothers, Jewel, Donny Osmond). He was also one of the first supporters of Beier Drums, and has used a variety of sizes as his main for years in the studio, on the road, and on late night television. 

I love this band, and always have. Their new record is a knockout, and they are some of The Best bunch of guy's to hang out with. They deliver huge live, and have seen them many times over the years. This particular show Frank had his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15.

Thank You Frank for all of your support & your unfailing friendship. As well....Thank You for the early dinner. Elizabeth enjoyed it a lot! Have listened to the new record many times, and you guys truly created something special. Thank You also going out to Linda Elias for permission to use one of the excellent promo shots she did. 

See you soon!





(Above image by Linda Elias-Thank You Linda!)







Thursday, August 16, 2018

SETH RAUSCH-KEITH URBAN GRAFFITI U TOUR-MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS-TODAY SHOW-CMA FEST IN NISSAN STADIUM-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15

Want to send out a big Thank You to Seth Rausch today. He is currently on Keith Urban's 2018 Graffiti U Tour, and is using the 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 as his main on both A & B rigs. He has also had it with him for numerous appearances outside of the regular tour schedule. I am very much looking forward to attending the show this Saturday in Chicago.  

Thank You Seth & Harry McCarthy for everything....See you this weekend....









Friday, August 3, 2018

SAM LUMSDEN-NEW RECORD FROM ERNEST RAMBLES-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14....

Long time pal, and Scotland's main event in drumming, Sam Lumsden of First Class Drums Drum School, did a knockout job on an excellent new release:  Ernest Ramble's "Torridon Sessions EP". 

Sam has used a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 as his main in the studio and live for years, and also uses a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15. He was one of the earliest of players to have both of those drums. Really enjoyed your brush work Sam, and the snare sound on "Only Love" is definitive, and representative of your always intuitive and incredible playing.

Congrats Ernest Rambles on an excellent record, and Thank You Again Sam...!







Thursday, August 2, 2018

JAMO VAN DE BOGERT IN MICHAEL WAGENERS STUDIO....BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 15...

Jamo Van de Bogert recently was in session with Michael Wagener at his studio, and I was delighted to hear he had his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 with him. He has two other snare drums from Beier Drums: 1.5 Steel--4 x 15, & 5.5 x 14. This particular one, the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15, is his favorite of all of them. 

Jamo spent years playing and working as a tech with Greg Allman, and is widely active within the industry. One of his current gigs is with one of my favorite people and drummers in this business... Tony Escapa of Ricky Martin. 

He is also someone I consult when I need solid advice in this business, and he unfailingly has words of wisdom. Thanks for the chat recently Jamo! 

Michael Wagener (Metallica, Tesla, Dokken, Motley Crue) of WireWorld Studio is still one of today's leading producers/engineers, and has an endless list of credits. His recent work on Tesla's "Simplicity" is easily one of the best produced albums in recent years. He also absolutely loved the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 as well, that was wonderful to hear.

Link below to a video of the studio. Thank You Jamo...I am very anxious to hear the results of this session.......
    








Tuesday, July 31, 2018

MARK BECKETT-KENNY CHESNEY-SONG FOR THE SAINTS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15 & 7.5 X 14...

Want to send out a huge Thank You to Mark Beckett (Olivia Newton John, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Sessions) this morning. Kenny Chesney's new album "Songs For The Saints" was just released, and it really was a huge honor and thrill to have two of my snare drums (1.5 Steel--4 x 15, 7.5 x 14) on four tracks: (Ends Of The Earth, Island Rain, Every Heart, Pirate Song). Pirate Song was also released as a single, and that track included the 1.5 Steel--7.5 x 14. Mark has #1 of that drum which is relatively new in the line-up.

Thank You Again For Everything Mark.....








Friday, July 27, 2018

TRACY BROUSSARD-BLAKE SHELTON'S COUNTRY MUSIC FREAKS TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14 & 6.5 X 14...

I was really happy to see a date in Milwaukee on Blake Shelton's "Country Music Freaks Tour". It has been a little bit since I have seen Tracy Broussard live, and was really looking forward to this. 

As expected, it was an incredible show, as it always is. Tracy is one of Nashville's all-time legends, is an unbelievable talent, and is someone literally everyone will agree is one the greatest guy's on two feet. Elizabeth was with me, and she has not seen this show or met him. She is still talking about what a great band this is, and how nice of a person Tracy is!

This is the third consecutive tour he has had his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 out as his main, and he also had his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 along as an auxiliary. He also has #1 of the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 10 which he has used in Nashville. 

Thanks Again For Everything Tracy.....One of the best times ever! Thank You to Ty Helbach Photography for permission to use your amazing live shot....
  





Image byTy Helbach Photography










Tuesday, July 17, 2018

DRUMHEAD MAGAZINE-AUGUST 2018 ISSUE-TODD SUCHERMAN-"TRACK BY TRACK"-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 15...

Thank You Once Again Todd Sucherman for mentioning your Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 in the upcoming August Issue of Drumhead Magazine...."Track By Track...Life is A Killer...Finally George" article. It was a true honor to have that drum be a part of "Walk With Me".  Amazing record...amazing detail in this article. Congrats as well to Steven Wolf on your so well deserved cover spot!



Monday, July 9, 2018

RODNEY BALLARD....BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15.....

Many Thanks going out to Rodney Ballard (J. Michael Harter, Jenn Bostic, Independent) on your initial comments after receiving your 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 from Fork's. I really appreciated it, and have enjoyed our conversations.

Very much looking forward to staying in touch my friend, your musical ventures with this drum, and to updating this story....!










Thursday, July 5, 2018

LATEST SINGLES AND FULL LENGTH RECORDS FROM ARTISTS...BEIER DRUMS....

The most recent twenty-eight releases with Beier Drums on them....Thank You to all of you for your support, time, and respect....




Mark Beckett (Grand Ole Opry, Olivia Newton John, Nashville Sessions)-1.5 Steel--4 x 15..


Mike Hansen (Paul Gilbert, Hurricane, Bouillet, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Greg Marra, Pointer Sisters)-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15...


Mike Hansen (Paul Gilbert, Hurricane, Bouillet, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Greg Marra, Pointer Sisters)-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15


Chad Melchert (Gord Bamford)-1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 


Randy Vaughn-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14


Randy Vaughn-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14


Jochen Bauer-1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14


Mark Beckett (Grand Ole Opry-Oliva Newton-John)-1.5 Steel--4 x 15-(Live Material)


Jason Cooper-1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15 (Thank You Garrett Goodwin)


Todd Sucherman (Styx)-Walk With Me-Chorus-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15


Sam Lumsden (First Class Drums Independent)-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14


Frank Vilardi (Bacon Brothers, Jewel, Donny Osmond)-1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14


Mike Hansen (Paul Gilbert, Hurricane, Bouillet, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Greg Marra, Pointer Sisters)-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15


Mike Collins (Ken Stringfellow)-1.5 Steel--4 x 15 & 5.5 x 14


Chad Melchert (Gord Bamford)-1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15...


Mike Dawson-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15


Chad Melchert (Gord Bamford) -1.5 Steel-6.5 x 14


Tommy Harden (Lost Hollow Band, Reba)-1.5 Steel--4 x 15 


Michael Foster (Firehouse)-Love Is Like A Song-1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14.....


Sam Lumsden-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14-Poor Man's Lullaby-


Kent Slucher (Luke Bryan)-Sunshine State Of Mind-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14


Kent Slucher (Luke Bryan)-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14..


Mike Hansen (Paul Gilbert, Hurricane, Bouillet, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Greg Marra, Pointer Sisters)-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15...


Mike Collins-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14-(Metts-Ryan-Collins, Ken Stringfellow, Throwback Suburbia, Earl Slick, Dilana)


Mark Beckett (Olivia Newton John, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Sessions)-1.5 Steel--4 x 15, 7.5 x 14- Drum Tracks/Producer/Engineer


Chad Melchert (Gord Bamford)-1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15


Chad Melchert-1.5 Steel--4 x 15 &  6.5 x 14...


Chad Melchert-1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15-Another Round Of You-Donny Lee