I went to see my brother’s band, Wrought Iron Hex, the other day at a local club in Providence Rhode Island called Dusk. I am really glad I did, on multiple levels. Number one, they are really good and really enjoyable to watch. Catchy songs, great tones, tight, and clearly into it. Number two, it is so fun seeing bands up close in small clubs and number three, now more than any time in history, we need to support local bands and local clubs.
One of the first shops I visited when I started working with Noble & Cooley was SoundPure in Raleigh, NC. Those of you who have ordered through there know that Barry is extremely well versed in everything drum related and is particularly knowledgeable about drum construction. He knew so much more about Noble & Cooley products than I did that it was downright embarrassing and made me realize I needed to get better educated.
As musicians, we spend an incredible amount of time with our instruments. They are our primary means of getting our particular voice communicated. Well-crafted instruments are essentially better tools for helping us do that. I bought my CD Maples kit 25 years ago and they still sound and look terrific. I have decades of music memories with them and have never stopped being blown away at how awesome they sound. And they made playing more enjoyable the entire time.
The very first thing I did with my Noble and Cooley Drums was pick them up at the factory and it was an experience that I remember vividly to this day.
You could be standing next to Elvis because everyone is there, checking out tons of gear, nerding out on all things drumming, and, as the Burger Meister would say, there’s noise, noise, noise!! What’s not to like?
It’s been about 18 months since I started working with and advising Noble & Cooley. It has been a fun and exciting ride so far and my expectation is it will only get more fun.