Jimmie Fadden’s Kit

Jimmie Fadden from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and me

I caught up with Jimmie Fadden of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band the other night when we opened for them in Peekskill, New York. Here is his custom painted Gretsch Kit.

Jimmie Fadden's Circus Kit

They are old gretsch broadcaster drums and a gretsch field drum which he converted to a floor tom. The band calls it “the circus kit”. Dig the custom paint job! Jimmie told me that since two of the drums have center lugs, he was able to chop the edges way down and route some
sharper edges on the tom and the kick drum. I believe the snare is by the Precision Drum Company.

Another shade of Keltner…

Currently enjoying the sounds and the songs on Lucinda Williams’ “Essence”. Jim Keltner’s beautiful textures / shaker / snare drum /cymbal / brushes choices are totally unique and sensitive to each song.