This is a great venue for discussion with other drummer/musicians. I am an old Motown blues and R and B drummer. In my younger years I did quite a bit of touring with some major acts. I've been out of active playing since 1991, but I have decided to make a come back. I will be picking up a Gretsch
set this weekend. After making contact with some of the entertainers that I worked with in the past, I learned that they were still interested in me working with them again. several well know artist are releasing new albums this year and if the album does well they will do a tour. I hope to have my chops back up to speed by them.