Text And Photos By Phil Hood

The 17th Hollywood Drum Show took place on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Glendale Community College Auditorium in Glendale, California. Hats off to Kerry Crutchfield, who puts on the show. This year’s event included an outstanding lesson and clinician lineup featuring Jason McGerr, Jason Sutter, Clayton Cameron, and a duo performance with Virgil Donati and Thomas Lang.

Exhibitors included Aftermarket Parts, American Recording Industries, Anderson International, Billy Blast, Boneyard Drums, Carlson Rentals, CCC, Craviotto, Doc Sweeney, Drum Flip, Drums for Drummers, Dunnett, DW Drums, Fever Drums, George Way Drums, Gretsch Drums, Guitar Center, Istanbul Mehmet, Jenkins Martin, Low Boy Beaters, Ludwig, Mayer Brothers, Porkpie Drums, Pro Drum Shop, Q Drum Company, RBH, Sabian, Sako Drums, Superdrum, Vegas Vintage Drums, Yamaha, and Zildjian.

Virgil Donati was pure expressive motion during his duets with Thomas Lang.

Clayton Cameron presented a brush and snare clinic, educating the audience on the early days of swing.

The Istanbul Mehmet crew of Dave Bronson and Michael.

Austin Chiang and Fernando Vergara of Fever Drum. The company showed a new mount to put a bass pedal under any tom or other drum.

Steve Anderson of Anderson International Trading, the source for Keller shells.


Legendary drummer and entrepreneur Frank DeVito, who played with both Sinatra and the Beach Boys, with Dave Bedrossian of Superdrum 12.

Jenkins Martin drums builds beautiful fiberglass tubs. The design on this Day Of The Dead model is infused into the glass.

Jason Sutter expounds.

Greg Mendoza of Martin-Jenkins Drums

A beautiful mirrored Q Drums set.

Just what you’d expect at a vintage and custom show: A beautiful Leedy set.

Lowboy has some new special items, beaters by artist Lola Blu.

A tasty Lowboy selection.

Mayer Brothers have been constructing in Los Angeles for 18 years.

I forget what DW calls this finish, but we need more of it.

For more information, visit hollywooddrumshow.com.