1990s Ayotte Custom Snare Drum

As a Canadian drummer and wannabe collector, I have a particular soft spot for Ayotte drums.  Often heralded as the first boutique drum company, it was founded by Ray Ayotte out in Vancouver in the early 1980s.  The drums that came out of his shop are universally praised for their exceptional craftsmanship, with beautiful wood … More 1990s Ayotte Custom Snare Drum

Drummer = Olympic Athlete

According to this article published in The Times today, British sports scientists have concluded that drummers are comparable in their physical prowess to world-class athletes.  The researchers followed the drummer for Blondie (?) for the past eight years and determined that he expended as much energy during a performance as runners and soccer stars. Apparently, … More Drummer = Olympic Athlete