Brian is the drummer with up-and-coming group The Lone Bellow. Their debut CD came out in January to rave reviews and was produced by Grammy-winning producer Charlie Peacock. They have an extremely busy summer touring schedule, which includes major festivals. When asked Why Gretsch? Brian replied "The rich heritage and the SOUND."... Read More
Gretsch Welcomes Alabama Shakes' Steve Johnson
May 08, 2012
This up-and-coming band definitely has a buzz going on! Their debut album "Boys & Girls" has sold over 115K albums in 4 weeks and has been in the Top 20 since its release, highest being #8. Has sold over 45K albums in the UK and has been in the Top 10 since its release, debuting at #3. In this week's Billboard Top 200, they are at #11. They have performed on many European and U.S. TV shows, as well as the SXSW Festival, and will be supporting Jack White later this month. They also had a feature this week in Rolling Stone.
"Raw-boned and proudly unprocessed." - The New York Times "A White Stripes-ian sense of what-the-f*** discovery... swings like wrecking balls." - Rolling Stone "Destined to be one of the albums of the summer" - Los Angeles Times "The country's hottest emerging band..." - USA Today
Their video "Hold On" has over 500,000 views since last month. To check it out, click here
When asked why he chose Gretsch, he replied "I've always been a fan of Gretsch. In my experience, their drums offer the best tone, looks, quality, and durability." Steve will be touring with a New Classic Series kit in Vintage Glass along with Gibraltar Hardware.
Gretsch USA Custom
Hand-crafted every step of the way
The epitome and legend of "That Great Gretsch Sound." The USA Custom series is hand-crafted every step of the way in our Ridgeland, SC factory by highly experienced and skilled drumsmiths. Our legendary Gretsch formula 6-ply shell is the cornerstone of our legendary sound. Shells are completed with 30-degree bearing edges, Silver Sealer, die-cast hoops and custom finishes - ingredients all combined to make a sound long recognized for its classic clear timbre, balanced tone and explosive projection. Custom design your Gretsch dream kit "a la cart" by choosing your desired drum sizes, colors and hardware options. The Gretsch legend continues.
The NEW Gretsch USA Custom Order Guide will explain the many options that are available to help you design a drum set that matches your individual voice as a drummer.
Carefully developed to produce tones that explode a balanced amount of warm low end frequencies
The Catalina Maple series starts with the Gretsch maple formula shell. We carefully developed the maple shell specification to produce tones that explode with attack and volume and project a balanced amount of warm, low-end frequencies. All Catalina Maple shells are 7-ply, 7.2mm.
The Catalina Maples are available in two configurations - a 6-piece shell pack set and a 5-piece shell pack set. Add-on drums are also available to allow for further drum set expansion.