Sticks ‘n’ Skins: A Photography Book About the World of Drumming made its debut at sticksnskins.com October 15, 2009! Fifteen Gretsch artists are highlighted throughout Sticks ‘n’ Skins which features some never-before-seen photos and stories of Alvino Bennett, Cindy Blackman, Karl Brazil, Jay Bellerose, Vinnie Colaiuta, M. Shawn “Clown” Cranhan, Steve Ferrone, Danny Frankel, Ryan MacMillian, Stanton Moore, Seth Rausch, Mark Schulman, Charlie Watts, Tommy Wells, and Stefanie Eulinberg.
A perfect gift for all Gretsch fans! Music lovers will discover the heartbeat of music this holiday season in this 560-page coffee table book illuminating the eclectic world of drumming over the past 70 years. Fotos By Folletts photographers traveled to 53 cities in four countries and photographed over 500 drummers to be included in the pages of this captivating hardcover book. From the true legends to students and teachers, drum-techs to cartage companies and shop owners, Sticks ‘n’ Skins preserves the legacy of this unique group of musicians.
Dedicated to the late drumming photographer Lissa Wales, Sticks ‘n’ Skins opens with a special tribute to her work. Well known to the drumming community, Lissa was a trailblazer in her field, specializing in capturing the heart and soul of drummers around the world. (To learn more about Lissa, please visit DrumPics.com).
“This book documents our drumming history, thus preserving our talents and our reasons for why we do what we do for future generations to feel. It is a compelling and moving glimpse into the drumming community.” -Dom Famularo, Drumming’s Global Ambassador.
“I have been privileged and blessed to have met and photographed this amazing group of musicians . . . the drummers,” says author Jules Follett. “I thank them all for helping me capture their talent, energy and passion visually.”
For more information or to purchase your copy today, please visit www.sticksnskins.com.