2011 has been a great year filled with many awesome experiences! We’ve been able to work with a ton of great drummers with great ideas, and turn those ideas into amazing kits. The best part is watching these guys exercise their talent on a set of drums we built, and see the enjoyment they get out of a finely crafted instrument. Here are a couple of video highlights from the year, from two of my favorite artists:
The Eli Young Band has had an amazing year, with Chris Thompson driving the beat from his Phatties. Their hit Crazy Girl made it to #1! Here’s the official video, featuring a beautiful set of Phattie Drums in pre-aged pearl with inlaid wood hoops:
Later in the year the Eli Young Band had the opportunity to play Letterman. At this point Chris was playing his new baby-blue Phatties, and Letterman gives the drums a little shout-out at the end of the performance, check it out:
This year almost marked a banner year for the Avett Brothers. Here’s a clip of them playing the Grammys in a very cool performance that included Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan. Drummer Jacob Edwards was using his Black Label 14″x6.5″ snare:
Most recently the Avett Brothers played Laundry Room on the CMT Artist of the Year Awards. Jacob rocked his full Black Label outfit with the vintage style mahogany finish and pre-aged wood hoops. Check it out:
Hope you enjoyed these select highlights from the year. Many more video appearances from our artists are already in the works for 2012. Stay tuned!