Artists on their Journey.
Here is just a small selection of the range of artists we work with.
Mothertone has had the absolute pleasure of working with so many wonderfully talented artists as they create and perform all over the world.
It is very important to us to support musicians..... whether they be a seasoned Grammy winner or a talented up and coming artist.... we help them to make and take the smart and important steps forward.
We provide the right tools and support throughout their journey... whatever stage they're at..... or on!
Roy "Futureman" Wooten
Roy 'Futureman' Wooten is a super creative, five-time Grammy® award winning artist who always pushes the boundaries - and he really loves his set of drums that we custom built for him at Mothertone in Nashville TN.
The first set we produced for Roy was based on the Sleishman system with plenty of custom work at Mothertone HQ. We inverted the bass drum to "face north", put together some amazing twin pedals to suit. We then fitted custom maple shells with 'f' holes in the shells. This set-up allows Roy to truly express himself in new ways - he's found sounds on his drums never before possible, using fingers, hands, rods or sticks. And what an amazing extra mic position the "f" holes in the shells provide!
Since then, we have built an even more wonderful string based, pitch bendable Mothertone full custom set for Roy and it doesn't matter if Roy is playing funk, jazz, rock, fusion, with a 30 piece orchestra or creating a film soundtrack - it's been a great journey we've had together so far.
Touring and recording with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Wooten Brothers, his own Orchestra and many more.
Roy "Futureman" Wooten has performed at The Mother Of All Hangs 1, 2 & 5.
Fun Times The Mothertone Way.
Johanna is a wonderful, talented percussionist from Yaku (Colombia) Photo taken on tour in Peru
On tour with The Wooten Brothers
George Thorogood at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN with Jeff Simon playing the LTD Macassar ebony/USA Maple Pro Series drums.
Just a fun shot at NAMM - why not!
Miss you man
Great person, great drummer, great friend to those who knew him.
At Mothertone HQ with Michael Turner and Roy "Futureman" Wooten.
Listening back and analyzing the "f" hole test sessions with Roy "Futureman" Wooten at Blackbird Studios, Nashville TN. Very pleasing results. Clarity, definition, we loved blending the sound of the "f" holes with standard micing positions.... Fantastic!
"Testing the future" upright base drum idea at Mothertone HQ in Nashville TN. We commenced building the actual kit and unique pedals the next day.
Chuck is a highly sought after Drummer, Clinician and writer who has played with scores of artists for over 35 years in Country, Rock and Christian Contemporary. Chuck is highly skilled in blending acoustic and electronic drums which is a valuable forte these days.
With that beautiful Brazilian Parana wood hand made in Nashville Mothertone cajon.
The great Joe Berger on the desk at our 2nd Mother Of All Hangs. Joe played with Jon Hammond at our SummerNAMM hangs that night also. In fact Joe has never missed playing a Mothertone SummerNAMM Hang. And he already says he's in for next year. Thanks Bergermeister
Michael Turner, Nate "J Wackerseed" Mould. Thanks Johnny. Nate is a far better drummer than you may expect from a robot with a drum shell head. Nate is currently playing for both The Bedrock, Brooks Hubbard and more... a busy boy.
Playing at the Mothertone End Of Year Party 2016
In the studio recording for Junior Danger's latest album Brisbane, Australia
Thomas Hassell with Cumberland Run is primarily a drummer but also a multi instrumentalist/song writer from Nashville TN. Cumberland Run have held long term residencies in famous Nashville venues such as Wildhorse Saloon and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. Picture taken the day Thomas picked up his reverse fade drums in Nashville TN.
Can anyone guess who this is? Mothertone gifts for whoever guesses this first.
"f" hole design test sessions with Roy "Futureman" Wooten. Yes!!
In the studio doing a bunch of demo drum tracks.
More proof that Michael's jokes are consistently hilarious.
Everyone strongly approved of the new designs and christened it a gem. Taken at the end of the Wooten Brother's Tour
Michael Turner and Artist Kayleigh Moyer Explaining equipment and their differences.
Michael Turner and Kayleigh Moyer sharing with an NSCC class.
One of our artists, Kayleigh Moyer talking with a class about her musical journey.
Roy "Futureman" Wooten, Michael Turner and Kayleigh Moyer jamming with students.
Founder and drummer for Operation Booty Move.
If possible, we love to get our artists into our workshop to learn the finer points of assembling our drums so when they're out on the road, they know their gear.
At Mothertone Nashville TN. This has since become Johnny's favorite snare drum.
Michael Turner with NSCC Music Director David Edgington. We have built a good relationship between Mothertone and NSCC. We now visit with our Artists to talk and do workshops with the students.
Randy of Brother Rock playing his new Mothertone Custom Cajon at Uncommon Grounds Nashville TN.
Holding that beautiful 14"x 8" snare drum before it went to Nick Menza of Megadeth
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN after the show with Kate Hathaway, Michael Turner
Re-united with her personal set after some time apart. After arriving home from the Barrage 8 Europe Tour 2016.
Mothertone artist Russ Garner on drums, Austin Solomon on Bass
Recording demos in LA with the great Maury Baker. Melinda Magic, Michael Turner, Kate Hathaway
A striking resemblance to his Grand Daddy Hank.
(Living Colour) The Mother Of All Hangs 2017
Featuring Mothertone artist Nate Mould w Drew Smithers
Showing us how it's done two nights in a row at MOAH 2
Taken at a Luthier's workshop in Peru
Playing at The Mother Of All Hangs 2017
Committed performance indeed.
Lejoe always drops by when Travis gives him a moment off. Calypso Lejoe :-)
Lucky we only said we would give Mothertone merch to the first Santa there rather than all the Santa's that came to our end of year party! We ended up with at least 50 of them.... Hilarious good times.
Kayleigh Moyer won best ornament.
We love testing new ideas. "Always watch the new players"
Joe Berger with Michael Turner
Michael Turner with Amaia Agirre of Chrome Pony
At home up front
An acoustic set
No holding back
Michael Turner, Kate Hathaway looking surprisingly refreshed considering all the hours leading to this.
Right after smashing out a killer set.
Nick Menza told it how it is.