Sunday, May 19, 2019

THOMAS NUSSBAUM OF FEELING FLOYD & T-NEW VIDEO-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 15......

Germany based Thomas Nussbaum (Feeling Floyd, T), recently posted a demo of his new 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 15. He covered a Blake Shelton tune, and he did a knockout job on it. I have never seen Thomas live, and this was really great to hear, & see his set-up,.(See links below)

This drum is his second of the 1.5 Steel--15" Series from here. He has been using his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 on the road with Feeling Floyd, & T, since Day 1 of receiving it. He keeps an active and non-stop schedule, is an amazing player & friend, and i am very much looking forward to his continued work with these drums. Several month's ago Thomas flew into Edinburgh to meet up with Sam Lumsden, myself, and Elizabeth for the Scottish leg of UFO's The Last Orders Tour. That was, as it is said....Was an epic time!

Many Thanks Again My Friend....















Saturday, May 11, 2019

LARRY MITCHELL-VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE FROM LEE ROCKER-DOGHOUSE SHUFFLE-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15....

A big Thank You going out this morning to the massively talented Larry Mitchell....

Larry was recently at California Sound Studios to film a video with The Stray Cat Lee Rocker. This was for the upcoming single from Lee....Doghouse Shuffle. Larry has been the long time drummer for him, and I had the opportunity to see them live. I have pretty much seen it all, but as I have said to many....You have to see these guys live to have Seen It All. When they say a stage is overflowing and crammed with talent...These guys are "It".  Larry is a drummer who can play Rockabilly better than anyone I know. He never over, or under plays the music...He just plays it to perfection.

Thank You Again Larry for using your 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 on this single, on tour, and in the video. Be in touch my friend....













Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SAM LUMSDEN-NEW RECORD WITH GAVIN SUTHERLAND-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14....

Many Thanks going out to not only one of Scotland's finest drummers, but one of the most talented in all of the UK....Sam Lumsden. Gavin Sutherland's new record-A Traveller's Tales, was just released yesterday. Sam used his long-time main of many years-The 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14. He also has a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15, and that drum was one of the first in that size.

I recently visited Scotland with Elizabeth and had an incredible time with him, and Thomas Nussbaum from Germany. We were gathered there for UFO's Last Orders Tour in Edinburgh & Glasgow. Will have a spot in the Latest News coming up on that trip.

Thank You Again Sam....Am checking in with this record today, and am excited about this!













Thursday, May 2, 2019

DAVE PERRAULT-LIVE WITH HILLBILLY INC.-MINNESOTA-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 15...

Dave Perrault has been out live with Hillbilly Inc., and with him has been his new 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15. The band keeps an active schedule in the Upper Midwest, and are based out of Minnesota. He contacted me about the drum, and I drop-shipped it for Drum Center Of Portsmouth.

Dave was the greatest to deal with on this, and he is absolutely loving this drum. As well, special Thanks going out also to not only one of the best from shops in the USA, but in the World....Drum Center Of Portsmouth.

Will certainly be updating the Latest News with clips & pics of Dave live. Thank You my friend.... 

"There certainly some special sauce within this 5.5 x 15 Beier snare"

Dave Perrault-Hillbilly Inc.










Sunday, April 28, 2019

BOB TRESSLER-THE NEW WHISKEY RIVER BAND-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14.......

The New Whiskey River Band is keeping as busy of a schedule as always....The band is constantly performing at a wide range of events and venues in upstate New York. Schedule is below, please note shows are being added all of the time....Check their web page for details. 

Bob is using his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 as his main for live performance & recording, and he has since Day 1 of receiving it. They produce some excellent videos, and will be updating this article as well with several of those. I have a backlog of media, but a drumsmith never forgets great clips with his gear, and this band is just that...GREAT~!

Thanks Again Bob For Everything...Look forward to talking soon..... 







Saturday, April 27, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THEODORE BROWN....

Wanted to say Happy Birthday to a massive drum talent, my Canadian brother & pal, and someone that for everyone who knows him....They absolutely love him...Theodore Brown.

Theodore has had a decades long career in drumming and touring, with the likes of Sonny Rhodes, and recently has done several clinics in Canada. I am waiting on the video from one of them, and will update this article when it is finished. He had his main....The 1.5 Steel--8 x 15 with him for it as always, and it is something I really am excited about listening to. Currently there is another drum in the works for Theodore...That is TBC in the Latest News!

Hope you had a great day my friend. Looking forward to visiting Saskatoon soon.....



 

GARRETT GOODWIN-CARRIE UNDERWOOD-CRY PRETTY TOUR 360-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--7.5 X 15....

Garrett Goodwin is getting ready to head out on Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty Tour on May 1st. Wanted to send out a huge Thank You to him today for selecting his 1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15 as one of his mains for the tour. He also has used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, 6.5 x 14 & 4 x 15 previously during the Storyteller Tour. His 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 is included in Carrie Underwood's The Storyteller Tour-Stories In The Round-Live From Madison Square Garden DVD, along with snare drums from DW.

This was a wonderful surprise, and I am so looking forward to seeing him live again. 
Garrett is someone who took time out for me since Day 1, is an incredible talent, a great person, has the most unique set-up in the industry!, and is the epitome of professional from A-Z. 

Thank You Again Garrett.....Looking forward to seeing you soon....







JARRED POPE-HITTING THE ROAD WITH DAMON JOHNSON-UPRISING TOUR-2019-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15

Nashville great, and long time pal Jarred Pope (Tom Keifer/Damon Johnson)...Is heading out on the road with the legendary Damon Johnson the beginning of May. This is in support of Damon's latest release-Memoirs Of An Uprising. Jarred used his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 on this entire record, he will have his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 on the road with him, and I cannot wait to see them perform live. I have already, and as any musician can imagine...It is an incredible composition of talents...All on one stage.

Thank You Again for everything Jarred. See you soon my friend! 






Thursday, April 25, 2019

KASEY TODD-LIVE TONIGHT WITH PATRICK THOMAS-2019 NFL DRAFT-CBS SPORTS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 13

Kasey Todd (Aaron Goodwin, Tonic, Jave Everett) will be performing live tonight with Patrick Thomas on the 2019 NFL Draft on CBS Sports. It will air from 7-11 pm CT. You can watch from any smart TV on the CBS Sports HQ app, or at www.cbssports.com.

Kasey has his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 13 all ready to go for the live broadcast from the Dawghouse Saloon in Nashville. Thank You Kasey....I will be watching!









Wednesday, April 24, 2019

THE OUTLAWS ON THE ROAD-CONGRATULATIONS MONTE YOHO-NEW STUDIO RECORD-JARAN SORENSON...

I spoke with Southern Rock legend Monte Yoho several days ago. Monte has been a mainstay here at Beier Drums using a 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 & 5.5 x 14 for many years now. He is also has been an incredible friend to me, and I lost count of all of the good times over the years with him and the band.

Monte has been recovering from severe back and spine troubles, and is he is hitting the road this week again with the band. It has been a tough time for him, and wanted to tell him in-print how happy I am for him. He has worked extremely hard at his recovery, and with back and spinal injuries for a drummer to perform....It compounds the difficulties even further. Please see the link below for the message from Monte.

He will be dual-drumming with Jaran Sorenson with The Outlaws, which is something I am so excited to see live. and they also both have cut three tracks together for the upcoming studio release from The Outlaws. They both also will be playing live with Blackhawk.

Jaran will be using his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 which has been his main since the first day he started using it, and he also is using his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 12 as an auxiliary.  

See you all soon....Congrats Again Monte! Thank You Jaran! Have a great run.....








Tuesday, April 23, 2019

DONN DENISTON-RECENT RELEASES-LIVE SHOWS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 & 6.5 X 14....

Shout out this afternoon to Donn Deniston for his use of his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 & 6.5 x 14 on recent releases by Tyler Rigdon, Dave Solo, and the Teaheads. Tyler Rigdon & The Second Arrangements full length album, Volume II, was just released as well with Donn, as well as the single Human from the upcoming record from The Whiskey Charmers with him also.  

Congrats Donn & Thank You Again. I have hugely enjoyed our discussions on drums, and music. Your an amazingly talented and knowledgeable player...It really is an honor here when you select the drums for your studio work, and live performance....









Friday, April 19, 2019

MARK BECKETT-LIVE-GRACELAND SOUNDSTAGE-ELVIS LIVE ON SCREEN CONCERT-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 x 13

I have been working on a lot of 13" drums lately, and I sent a clip off to one of the great players & educators in the business the other day for a live example. 

It was a clip of Mark Beckett (Olivia Newton John, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Sessions) at the Elvis Live On Screen show at the Graceland Soundstage. Without a doubt, it is the definitive live clip of the Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 13. It is a Must-Listen.

To have one of my drums be selected by a player like Mark Beckett, in this all-star ensemble, for this show...Is something I will never forget, and marvel at every time I watch it. 

Thank You For Everything Mark Beckett.....



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

MEL WATTS-ON THE ROAD WITH THE LEGENDARY BJ THOMAS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....

It was so great to hear from Mel Watts the other day......

He is on tour with BJ Thomas right now in Canada, and he has been behind the kit for years with him. He mentioned his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14, a drum that has been one his mains for years on the road. He commented to me, as he has many times in the past, that he is still using the snare a lot, and that "It is amazing". This is always wonderful to hear. The entire 1.5 Steel Series was designed to be a drum that players would always refer to, and use as a go-to in all situations.

Hoping 2019 will be the year I will finally get to see Mel live. Thank You as always my friend....






Tuesday, April 9, 2019

MIKE DAWSON IN NEW YORK CITY-DAYAN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 15.....

Mike Dawson was recently in New York City for Dayan's album release party for Crecer Lejos. He had along his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15, and this drum was also used on this record. This band is incredibly unique, original, and is overflowing with talent. Please check them out through the links below. 

Congratulations to Dayan on an outstanding new record, and a big Thank You going out to Mike Dawson!   






Monday, April 8, 2019

EDDIE BAYERS-SONY PICTURES "PATSY & LORETTA"-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 13....

Eddie Bayers is on set recording music for an upcoming film from Sony Pictures..."Patsy & Loretta". It will document the friendship between Patsy Cline & Loretta Lynn, and will be released in late 2019. 

He is using his #1 of 1-Black Nickel-Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 13 for the production, and I simply could not be more excited about this than I am. The drum is special one-off made for him, and this will be the only one produced this way.

Will be updating the Latest News when the film is released. Thank You Eddie For Everything....
















Saturday, April 6, 2019

DANNY THOMPSON-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14-NEW RELEASE FROM ALAN PARSONS-THE SECRET-TO BE RELEASED APRIL 26TH-


As a lifelong fan of Alan Parsons, I am just thrilled to pieces that Danny Thompson used his Beier 1.5 Steel - - 5.5 x 14 on his new record-The Secret....To be released April 26th. Danny used the drum on all tracks except for one, Vinnie Colaiutu played on that one. This drum has been one of his main touring drums with the band for years, and he also tours and plays a 1.5 Steel--4 x 15.

Thank You Danny Thompson.......