Friday, September 20, 2019

MAT DONALDSON-WESTON HORN AND THE HUSH-VOLUME II-DON'T GIVE UP-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--8 X 14....

Sending out a huge Thank You to Mat Donaldson of Drum World Tulsa, and his band....The amazing Weston Horn & The Hush. They recently released their Volume II-Don't Give Up, and it is as great of a record as Volume I. Mat used his 1.5 Steel--8 x 14 on almost the entire record, and that drum also has been his main for live performance with the band for a number of years now. 

Congrats to all all of you, and Thank You Mat Donaldson for everything....











MARKO DVUNJAK LIVE-THE ANDREAS GABALIER STADIUM TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15........

Croatian great, Marko Dvunjak, recently completed a stadium tour with Andreas Gabalier. I was beyond delighted to hear that he had selected his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 for the entire tour. Marko has had the drum since Spring of 2019, and I have hugely enjoyed his feedback on the drum.

I cannot say Thank You enough my friend....This was a huge honor for me. I have really enjoyed all of our drum conversations, and I am really looking forward to your work with the 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 13 as well. You are one of the great drummers of Europe, and one of the nicest guys I know as well. Your calling to attention the Humanitarian efforts of the world is very needed these day's, and is most admirable....

Hvala Vam! 

















JULES RADINO-IN THE STUDIO WITH BLUE OYSTER CULT-NEW ALBUM-BEIER SNARE DRUMS.....

Jules Radino has been keeping a busy tour schedule, and he has also been in the studio with Blue Oyster Cult. They are laying tracks for their highly anticipated new release, and he will be taking a number of his snare drums from Beier Drums in for the sessions.

Jules has used a 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 for over 500 shows on the road, owns one of the early 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15', and also a 4 x 15. Both of those he has used live as well. 

Have seen this band live many times, and there is no doubt this album is going to be a knockout. As well, Jules is one of the great drummers in this business, and one of the most widely respected and admired people I know. 

Thank You my friend for considering your drums from here for this record. See you this Fall in Chicago! 











Thursday, August 22, 2019

THANK YOU PETER RESLINSKI...

Peter Reslinski (Plan B) recently posted something regarding Beier Drums, and it really meant a lot to me. Just wanted to tell you again how much I appreciated this my friend, how much fun it has been working with you, and listening to your musical journey the last three years. Cannot wait until you and the family come through Wisconsin....Cheers buddy!

"Small, medium or large, there’s a @beierdrums snare for everyone! (drum case and giant black cat not included ❤️). In all seriousness, @jamesbeier makes a killer instrument. He is a true craftsman that’s for sure, but what really sets him apart is his genuine interest in you after the sale. You don’t see that much, whether you’re selling out arenas, or just playing weekend gigs, you’re treated the same. Like a friend, not a customer. Thanks as always James!"...Peter Reslinski (Plan B)








Wednesday, August 21, 2019

BRAD ELVIS & THE HANDCUFFS-LIVE IN CHICAGO....BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 15.....

I have lost count on how many times I have tried to catch Brad Elvis (The Handcuffs, The Romantics, Screams, The Elvis Brothers) live again. Luckily, I got to see his and Chloe Orwell's band...The Handcuffs, twice downtown Chicago at festivals recently. 

I saw this band years ago, and have always loved their vibe. They are also working on a new album, this will be their fourth studio release to date. Brad has four drums from Beier Drums. He is using several in recording the new record, and used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 live for both shows in Chicago. He has also has performed live with The Romantics with the drums in Chicago.

I want to say Thank You once more Brad & Chloe for the mention between songs about Beier Drums. That meant a lot to me, and it was really wonderful to see you both. This band is as smokin as ever, and I will be picking up your new record the minute it comes out.

Hope to see you both soon......













TED NUGENT LIVE-JASON HARTLESS AND RANDY WALKER....THANK YOU......

Ted Nugents 2019 The Music Made Me Do It Again Tour this Summer brought two of my favorite people in this business around again....Randy Walker and Jason Hartless. 

Randy Walker is a long-time pal, and currently owns four snare drums from Beier Drums. He is the drum tech for Jason Hartless, is also the owner of Media 22 Productions, and has a long list of media credits including Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), George Benson, Tesla, and many others. He used a Beier Snare on Steve Oliver's chart topping World Citizen on Watching The World, and has performed live unplugged with Eddie Money and others.

I used to think Jason Hartless was 20 years ahead of his time. But honestly...It is more like 30 now. He is an amazing and stunning talent, and has a style that literally is his own. His depth of knowledge of technique and playing is unreal at this stage of his career, actually unprecedented from my viewpoint. This band, and this will be the third year in row I have said this and meant...Is Ted Nugent's best band EVER. Add in an extraordinary talent and legend like Greg Smith on Bass...It is a show unlike any other.  

Guy's...It was such a great time, and Thank You as always for taking time out. Elizabeth said Thank You as well! I am looking forward to the next tour already....








FRANK VILARDI-BACON BROTHERS SHAKY GROUND TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15..

Frank Vilardi (Bacon Brothers, Donny Osmond, Jewel) is currently out on the road in his long-time seat he has held with the Bacon Brothers. He selected his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 for this tour, and has used a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 & 6.5 x 14 on countless shows and records before with the band.

Thanks Again Frank. I was so sorry to miss the shows in Chicago...But will certainly see you soon. As well...I loved the new single "Play! Have a great run.....

















GREGG LOHMAN-LIVE WITH EASTON CORBIN-WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15...

Nashville Star Gregg Lohmann just played in Woodstock, Illinois live, and it was so great to catch him with Easton Corbin. This band, and I have said it many times...Simply Owns It. I am really Thankful they get in range here on and off...Just a must see and listen for everyone.

Gregg as well, by far, is one of the most well thought of and popular people in Nashville. He is hugely respected for his drumming, and as a person. It really is an honor that he has included 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 in his live performances.

Will see you soon...Gregg....Thank You Again! 











HUBER BREESE MUSIC-FRASER MICHIGAN-NEW DEALER FOR BEIER DRUMS-GARY KEITH JOHNSON

Beier Drums has a new dealer in Fraser, Michigan...Huber Breese. The first two drums will be arriving the beginning of September. This was due to the support of Gary Keith Johnson.

Thank You Again Gary. As well....Special Thanks going out to Randy Jordan of Huber Breese, and Jim Thiede for the first order. 

Looking forward to dealing with Huber Breese! 




DAVID NORTHRUP-RICK DERRINGER 2019 TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14 & 5.5 X 12....

Nashville legend David Northrup (Travis Tritt, Oak Ridge Boys, Boz Scaggs, Rick Derringer) is out on the road with Rick Derringer, and wanted to send out a huge Thank You to him for including his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 & 5.5 x 12 in these shows. As always to note...David is the one who encouraged me to finish the first 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 12 that I manufactured. 

I am keeping my fingers crossed this band comes close to here...I simply have to see it! The recent video clips of them are off the hook. Add in Tony Nagy on bass who I am a fan of from The Damon Johnson Band...It simply is a musical slam dunk.

Thank You my friend..... 









MARK CAPPS-MULTI-PLATINUM/GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER-IN THE STUDIO-RECORDING HIGHROAD-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15....

Could not be more delighted that Mark Capps is working with his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 this week. He is recording Highroad in his Nashville studio with the drum.

Mark is a multi Platinum/Grammy Award winning producer who carries an enormous amount of respect in Nashville. I simply cannot wait to hear these tracks, and all that he will create with this drum.

Thanks Again For Everything Mark!








THEODORE BROWN-LIVE FOR A THREE NIGHT RUN-BUDS ON BROADWAY-CHARLIE JACOBSON BAND-SASKATOON-CANADA-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--8 X 15...

Canadian great...Theodore Brown (Sonny Rhodes, Selwyn Birchwood)....Was out for a three day run with Charlie Jacobson here recently. It was wonderful to see he had his primary main-Beier 1.5 Steel--8 x 15 with him. That drum has seen extensive use by Theodore for live performances, & his clinics.

Thank You Theodore...So great to see you out live. Hoping to make it to Saskatoon very soon, and am  really, really hoping that will coincide with a live show.....!