Grammy Award winning drummer, Will Calhoun, is now an official endorser of Gretsch Drums.
Best known as the drummer of the alternative rock band, Living Colour, Calhoun has contributed to many and varied music genres including jazz, rock, hip-hop, or ambient. At the same time, he is a songwriter, producer, has scored several films and performed and recorded with a diverse array of notable artists such as B.B King, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Ronnie Wood, Wayne Shorter, Run-DMC and Public Enemy. Calhoun has released six solo albums including his latest, celebrating the great Elvin Jones. He is also currently working on a new Living Colour record.
Will Calhoun recently took delivery of his Gretsch USA Custom kit in a Custom Grain Yellow Gloss finish (yellow has been the artist’s colour of choice for many years). His preferred sizes are 16” x 22” and 16” x 20” bass drums, 8” x 8”, 9” x 10”, 10” x 12” and 11” x 13” toms, 14” x 16” and 16” x 18” floor toms with a 6.5” x 14” Bell Brass and 6” x 13” Chrome over Brass snares. Check out Will unboxing his new kit here.
Calhoun comments: “It’s an honor and a pleasure to join the Gretsch drum Family and its legacy of great drummers including Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Charlie Watts, Mitch Mitchell, Vinny Colaiuta and Bronx legend and architect of Hip Hop Erroll “Pumpkin” Bedward. I’m looking forward to exploring and expanding many musical frontiers in my partnership with Gretsch, starting with my Gretsch USA custom drum set!”