Artists on our products.
It is our absolute pleasure to work with so many wonderful and talented artists as they enjoy the great products we have available.
At Mothertone, it is important to us that we support the great seasoned players like our Grammy winners, and continue right through to helping clearly talented younger players, in making and taking smart and important steps forward.
We provide amazing tools for real artists.... Pro gear only here.
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.
On top of the superior basic tone produced by the Sleishman system, we did 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 cut into the shells. This set-up allows Roy to truly express himself for the first time - he's finding 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!
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 Feb 2018 with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Roy "Futureman" Wooten performed at The Mother Of All Hangs 1 & 2
Kayleigh Moyer jumped head-on into the Nashville drumming scene straight out of Belmont and already has cred under her belt. From studio recordings, live recordings at The Grand Ole Opry, touring all over the world with Barrage 8, to playing with Keith Urban at the CMT Awards.
Kayleigh is versatile over many styles of music on both drums and percussion with a very committed work ethic. Mothertone has been proud to support Kayleigh since we discovered this clearly exceptional young artist studying Commercial music at Belmont University Nashville several years ago. And it's been great.
Early on, we decided to feature a nervous Kayleigh as a performer at the 2014 Nashville Drum Show and at our NAMM Shows.... (they are tough audiences), but as expected, fantastic feedback followed from impressed audiences. Whether in the studio, or on live performance, Kayleigh does the job ‘right’, with true commitment to the task. This is what everybody is looking for in an artist.
Kayleigh performed at The Mother Of All Hangs 1, 2 & 3
Louis "Flip" Winfield
Louis Winfield is an award winning, sensational drummer who sure puts on a show. Louis has played on a bunch of number one's and Juno award performances which are the Canadian Grammy® equivalent.
He's a super tight and funky groove drummer who is also visually very impressive. Sticks spin, and the solo bursts rip it up while still laying it down solid in the pocket. It’s great to see an artist who gets the balance and knows when and when not to hit it.
Don't miss the chance to see Louis Winfield play live in any of the many acts he appears with. Simply a great seasoned professional in both live and recording circles.
Lay them fat beats Louis Winfield!
Louis Winfield performed at The Mother Of All Hangs 2 & 3
Larry Mitchell, Paul Childers Berklee trained
Russ has done several tours playing with Grammy® Award winner Larry Mitchell since an impressive time at Berklee College Of Music. Russ is now playing with Paul Childers and also with the Grant Garland Trio.
Somehow Russ also seems to find time to be recording on a bunch of other peoples albums. There's certainly no shortage of work showing on this in demand drummer's calendar.
Make sure you check out where you can see and hear Russ playing live all over the United States and see why he's getting the work. He sure gives one heck of a product demonstration.
Russ Garner performed at The Mother Of All Hangs 1, 2 & 3
Session Drummer/Musical Director
We barely know where to start with this extensive career spanning 40 years.
Doug has performed and recorded with Stanley Clarke, Regina Carter, Della Reese, Dean Martin, The BBC Radio Orchestra, The S.I.R Hollywood Big Band plus many more and has headlined in Las Vegas as both a Musical Director and Drummer.
Doug is highly regarded as a player and for his technical skills. He has written drum books that are well beyond the minds of many.
Chad Ray Crochet
Chad Ray Crochet certainly separates himself from the rest of the country music industry by being the only singing drummer to ever take lead vocals in Nashville.
Chad’s performances have caught the eyes of thousands of fans throughout the United States and in a single year, Chad has performed in front of more than 400,000 real people as opposed to counting his television/internet etc..... That's hard work.
His music is rooted deep in the Texas honkytonks and bars, topped with the energy of a Cajun music festival.
Chad started sharing stages with country music legends such as Johnny Rodriguez and Ray Price right out of high school and finely honing his craft before his move to Nashville where he has played countless shows and commenced many tours from.
Chad Ray Crochet performed at The Mother Of All Hangs 2 & 3
The Soul Inspirations
Brian has a degree in Music Performance and Music Business from Columbia College Chicago but before that he hit the Illinois jam band music scene at the age of fifteen, going on to play and record with groups ranging from metal, prog rock, R&B/soul, hip hop and rock.
And he studied with some legends.
Then he travelled, to foreign lands where he learned from other cultures and music styles. He is now back in the USA and playing with David Deon and The Soul Inspirations.
We love this picture of Brian as it was taken only days after he got his drums from us and just couldn't resist playing it left handed/footed despite just having a knee operation.
Maury Baker - Drumming Legend
Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa.....
Maury is a life-long musician who comes from a showbiz family.
Yes Maury played Woodstock in ’69 with Janis Joplin, but....
Maury has also played and/or recorded with Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Carlos Santana, Tim Buckley, Ars Nova, Steve Stills, Van Morrison, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Trini Lopez, Jackson Browne, George Duke, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Booker T, Seals & Croft, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, R. B. Greaves, Tom Paxton, Bobbie Gentry, David Benoit, Theodore Bikel, Zoot Money, Dr. John, Scott LaFaro, Pepper Adams, David Amram, Lee Michaels, Miroslav Vitous, Henry Franklin, Theo Saunders, Nick Mancini, Jimmy Haslip, Michael Saucier, Otmaro Ruiz, Leslie King, Barbara Morrison, Leddie Garcia, The Black Watch and Russian Folk Orchestra - and the list goes on and on.
He lives in Hollywood and composes music for film, TV, video games, and the Internet.
Check out Maury's latest album and drum tones
Baker's Brew - New Colors.
Grammy® nominated Engineer
Bill is a gifted performing arts and musical production all rounder with great understanding all across his chosen career of making and capturing music. He is an engineer (both studio and live), and a producer, but he is also an active playing musician specializing as a bass player. So Bill understands it from all angles.
He is constantly seeking to find the best and greatest equipment, innovation and technology to do amazing things with. He choses Mothertone instruments and products simply because his perfectionist nature lead him to utilise them whenever possible during recording or live projects. As Bill says “Great musical instruments and equipment make the final result superior and my life much easier”.
Mothertone decided that we love his passion for perfection and the projects he gets into so much that we support him as we would an artist, because he is - no matter who does the actual instrument playing.
Bill performed at and ran sound for The Mother Of All Hangs 1 & 2
Lejoe B Young
Travis Tritt, BoomChik
Lejoe is not only the backbone behind five time Platinum selling artist, Travis Tritt, he is also the man behind BoomChik - a highly-specialised, studio drum track recording facility in Knoxville TN. Here Lejoe performs & records professional quality drum tracks which are then sent to studios around the globe. Lejoe is a long term professional drummer who really knows his stuff and the music industry.
As both the producer and the player at BoomChik, Lejoe has developed a finely tuned ear for what he expects, and a certain standard to deliver his clients. Enter the Mothertone and Sleishman Drums relationship.
Lejoe's love affair with our drums began the moment he put a mic on a kit in his studio. He soon took delivery of a Pro Series drum set and hasn't looked back.
Congratulations Lejoe on a continuing great career and thank you for the awesome friendship we've built.
The Screaming Jets
The Screaming Jets have been found very often in the Australian charts for almost 30 years with many great albums to their name. A powerful and consistent band indeed.
Playing drums in a band like The Screaming Jets is not a job for a lightweight. When their music moves right up to its heady heights of rock’n’roll craziness you need to be able to play like you’re firing mortar shells from a tree line. Mickl delivers and the drums survive. An awesome hard working product tester for sure!!
Sherry Gordy Presents: Las Vegas
Kharon drums up a storm weekly in Las Vegas on the show ‘Sherry Gordy Presents’. Sherry Gordy is the daughter of Motown founder Berry Gordy and each week on the show, Kharon is backing the biggest names in the business. George Duke, Jackie McLean, Sheila E.,Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Handcock, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg just to name a few!!
Tasty drumming both live and session.
The Viper Creek Band/Session
Adz is the solid, thick drum sound behind Australia’s modern country rock act The Viper Creek Band.
He has been playing professionally since the age of thirteen.
He attended The Hunter School Of The Performing Arts and has toured all over Australia and internationally.
Here at Mothertone, have known Johnny a while now..... Consistent with great passion and dedication to his passion.
He is young but already has eighteen years of hard work done.
He is mainly focused on the heavier stuff but plays many genres of music including multiple instruments.
Originally from Southern California, Johnny is now the engine power in
The Revolutioners out of Arkansas.
Johnny has already toured the United States... and plans to “Tour the World!”
Los Angeles based drummer Billy Nally can be seen with Alt-Rock band The Wrecks. From 7 million streams online to international tours with bands such as All Time Low and Nothing But Thieves. Billy says The Wrecks powerful but defined sound wouldn't be complete without the wonderful Sleishman Drums in the studio and on stage.
This band is jumping on radars everywhere.