Thanks to all of you who attended and/or exhibited at the Nashville Drum Show in September. For those of you who missed it we have a great pictorial article with photos from Rick Malkin and Bob Campbell. The show was a great success. There were three times as many exhibitor and vendor booths as the prior show and double the attendance. We hit a tipping point with the show this year and I think we may have to move to a hotel/convention center next year. Also, the drum industry gave a lot of credence to the event this year with many unveilings of new products including Gretsch’s new made in the USA Broadkaster kit that was introduced by Fred Gretsch and the guy who builds the Gretsch drums, Paul Cooper. Mothertone/Sleishman’s inverted bass drum set was demonstrated by Roy Wooten along with the Wooten Brothers Band.
SwitchKick introduced their new quick change bass drum beater system and Johnny Gatlin of Drum Kit Accessories.com introduced his new bass drum anchors and solid punch kick pillows.
The drums of the Snare Drum Olympics were displayed at the show in all their glory. The video and judging session took place October 16. Celebrity judges included Jim Riley of Rascal Flatts and Ben Sesar who plays with Brad Paisley, Keio Stroud - out with Big and Rich, Beth Gotleib from the University of Alabama and Scott Radock, DCI Judge. The results of all the judging and the videos will be published mid-November.
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