Artists on our products.

 
Mothertone has had the absolute pleasure of working with so many wonderfully talented artists as they create and perform all over the world.
 
At Mothertone, it is important to us that we support musicians..... whether a seasoned Grammy winner or the up and coming players.... we're always helping them make and take the smart and important steps forward.
 
We provide amazing tools for artists... then support all we can throughout their journey... whatever stage they're at!

There's loads of great artists we've had the pleasure to work with, Here's a taste of the varying range

Roy "Futureman" Wooten

Five-time Grammy®Winner

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.

Drum Kit Still
Drum Kit Still
JOHANNA AMAYA
JOHANNA AMAYA

Johanna is a wonderful, talented percussionist from Yaku (Colombia) Photo taken on tour in Peru

Roy 'Futureman' Wooten
Roy 'Futureman' Wooten

On tour with The Wooten Brothers

George Thorogood - Ryman Auditorium
George Thorogood - Ryman Auditorium

George Thorogood at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN with Jeff Simon playing the LTD Macassar ebony/USA Maple Pro Series drums.

Kayleigh Moyer SummerNAMM 16
Kayleigh Moyer SummerNAMM 16

Just a fun shot at NAMM - why not!

Nick Menza - Megadeth
Nick Menza - Megadeth

Miss you man

NICK MENZA - Megadeth and much more
NICK MENZA - Megadeth and much more

Great person, great drummer, great friend to those who knew him.

First shell "f" holes being cut
First shell "f" holes being cut

At Mothertone HQ with Michael Turner and Roy "Futureman" Wooten.

Michael Turner, Roy Futureman Wooten
Michael Turner, 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!

Roy "Futureman" Wooten Testing
Roy "Futureman" Wooten Testing

"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 Bradley - Tours/Sessions
Chuck Bradley - Tours/Sessions

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.

Scotty Rollins
Scotty Rollins

With that beautiful Brazilian Parana wood hand made in Nashville Mothertone cajon.

Joe Berger Mother Of All Hangs 2
Joe Berger Mother Of All Hangs 2

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

Fun at the shop - Drum building
Fun at the shop - Drum building

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.

Michael Turner - Mothertone Party
Michael Turner - Mothertone Party

Playing at the Mothertone End Of Year Party 2016

Tom"The Colonel" Meyer
Tom"The Colonel" Meyer

In the studio recording for Junior Danger's latest album Brisbane, Australia

Thomas Hassell - Cumberland Run
Thomas Hassell - Cumberland Run

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.

Mystery Artist - Bones
Mystery Artist - Bones

Can anyone guess who this is? Mothertone gifts for whoever guesses this first.

Blackbird Studio Sessions Nashville
Blackbird Studio Sessions Nashville

"f" hole design test sessions with Roy "Futureman" Wooten. Yes!!

Leo Zayas with Michael Turner
Leo Zayas with Michael Turner

In the studio doing a bunch of demo drum tracks.

Miss USA 2016
Miss USA 2016

More proof that Michael's jokes are consistently hilarious.

The Wonder bass drum
The Wonder bass drum

Everyone strongly approved of the new designs and christened it a gem. Taken at the end of the Wooten Brother's Tour

Workshops at NSCC
Workshops at NSCC

Michael Turner and Artist Kayleigh Moyer Explaining equipment and their differences.

Workshops at NSCC
Workshops at NSCC

Michael Turner and Kayleigh Moyer sharing with an NSCC class.

Kayleigh Moyer NSCC Workshop
Kayleigh Moyer NSCC Workshop

One of our artists, Kayleigh Moyer talking with a class about her musical journey.

Student Participation at NSCC
Student Participation at NSCC

Roy "Futureman" Wooten, Michael Turner and Kayleigh Moyer jamming with students.

Mark Allee
Mark Allee

Founder and drummer for Operation Booty Move.

Artist - Kayleigh Moyer building
Artist - Kayleigh Moyer building

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.

Johnny De Good - Testing
Johnny De Good - Testing

At Mothertone Nashville TN. This has since become Johnny's favorite snare drum.

Nashville State CC. Proud Owners
Nashville State CC. Proud Owners

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 Gabbard - Jordan Stephens
Randy Gabbard - Jordan Stephens

Randy of Brother Rock playing his new Mothertone Custom Cajon at Uncommon Grounds Nashville TN.

Lee Griffin - WinterNAMM Los Angeles
Lee Griffin - WinterNAMM Los Angeles

Holding that beautiful 14"x 8" snare drum before it went to Nick Menza of Megadeth

Jeff Simon - George Thorogood
Jeff Simon - George Thorogood

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN after the show with Kate Hathaway, Michael Turner

Russ Garner - Giving back
Russ Garner - Giving back
Kayleigh Moyer after Barrage 8 Tour.
Kayleigh Moyer after Barrage 8 Tour.

Re-united with her personal set after some time apart. After arriving home from the Barrage 8 Europe Tour 2016.

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MOM0113_Wix_HomepageSlides4_edited
Larry Mitchell Band
Larry Mitchell Band

Mothertone artist Russ Garner on drums, Austin Solomon on Bass

Great times with the Maury Baker
Great times with the Maury Baker

Recording demos in LA with the great Maury Baker. Melinda Magic, Michael Turner, Kate Hathaway

Sam Williams with Tom Vrem
Sam Williams with Tom Vrem

A striking resemblance to his Grand Daddy Hank.

Stayin' Alive Tour
Stayin' Alive Tour
Doug Wimbish
Doug Wimbish

(Living Colour) The Mother Of All Hangs 2017

Sunny Dee Sensational
Sunny Dee Sensational
Cheww on this
Cheww on this
The Bedrock ...... rocks
The Bedrock ...... rocks

Featuring Mothertone artist Nate Mould w Drew Smithers

The "Future"
The "Future"
Merch prep is always fun
Merch prep is always fun
Upright bass drum pedals = AWESOME!!
Upright bass drum pedals = AWESOME!!
Chad Ray Crochet
Chad Ray Crochet
SummerNAMM 2017 - the gang
SummerNAMM 2017 - the gang
Roy "Futureman" Wooten
Roy "Futureman" Wooten

Showing us how it's done two nights in a row at MOAH 2

In the Soundcheck Austin TX workshop
In the Soundcheck Austin TX workshop
Travis Bowlin' them over
Travis Bowlin' them over
Flip and Co. at MOAH 2
Flip and Co. at MOAH 2
Mothertone in South America
Mothertone in South America

Taken at a Luthier's workshop in Peru

Sunny Dee Sensational
Sunny Dee Sensational
Doug Wimbish & Friends
Doug Wimbish & Friends

Playing at The Mother Of All Hangs 2017

Johnny DeGood - Revolutioners
Johnny DeGood - Revolutioners

Committed performance indeed.

Lejoe Young- Travis Tritt
Lejoe Young- Travis Tritt

Lejoe always drops by when Travis gives him a moment off. Calypso Lejoe :-)

Santas Mothertone tee
Santas Mothertone tee

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.

Merry Christmas from Mothertone
Merry Christmas from Mothertone
Christmas Kit with decoration.
Christmas Kit with decoration.

Kayleigh Moyer won best ornament.

Products research
Products research

We love testing new ideas. "Always watch the new players"

Ridiculous but fun
Ridiculous but fun

Joe Berger with Michael Turner

MOAH 17
MOAH 17

Michael Turner with Amaia Agirre of Chrome Pony

Bernard Purdie
Bernard Purdie
Hathaways always deliver great times
Hathaways always deliver great times
Chad Ray Crochet up front
Chad Ray Crochet up front

At home up front

Mothertone Cajons and Hathaways
Mothertone Cajons and Hathaways

An acoustic set

Paul Childers Table top
Paul Childers Table top

No holding back

SummerNAMM 2017 booth
SummerNAMM 2017 booth

Michael Turner, Kate Hathaway looking surprisingly refreshed considering all the hours leading to this.

PaulChildersMOAH17 - Satisfied
PaulChildersMOAH17 - Satisfied
James Hathaway in usual great form
James Hathaway in usual great form
Louis "Flip" Winfield
Louis "Flip" Winfield

Right after smashing out a killer set.

Conga Techniques on Cajon
Conga Techniques on Cajon
Straight up great advice - NIck M
Straight up great advice - NIck M

Nick Menza told it how it is.

NAMM Show Overhead shot
NAMM Show Overhead shot