By Andy DoerschukPublished on July 16, 2010
Ludwig sure knows how to christen a new product line. To introduce its new Keystone Series drums, for instance, company representatives traveled down to Music City on June 14 to meet up with some of their key endorsers at Nashville’s mainstay drum shop, Fork’s Drum Closet. While local drum fanatics hobnobbed with the stars, who autographed posters and gave impromptu product demos, product specialists provided guests with the full lowdown on the Keystone’s attractive features, such as 5-ply US-made oak/maple shell with Glass Glitter finishes, and marveled at the surprisingly user-friendly prices.
Shown in the photo are Ron Gannaway (Gretchen Wilson), John Fred Young (Black Stone Cherry), Kevin Packard (Ludwig Artist Relations), Greg Morrow (Nashville Studio), Patrick Keeler (The Racconteurs), Ben Sesar (Brad Paisley), Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes), Grant Henry, (Ludwig/Musser General Manager), David Parks (Lo Cash Cowboys), Gary Forkum (Owner, Fork’s Drum Closet), Tony Hammons (Cottonmouth), Justin Meeks (James Otto), John Spittle (Trace Adkins), Vincent Dee (Independent), Trey Byrd (Glorianna), Al Wilson (Taylor Swift), Charlie Adams (Yanni), Chris Kimmerer (Josh Thompson), Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts), Steve Misamore (Dierks Bentley), Jim Bloodgood (Sara Evans), Bob Henry (Ludwig Sales), and Ken Tondre (Kevin Fowler).