The reason people like to watch the drummer is simple, they’re usually the one making the biggest movements while sweating their ass off to keep the song together. Then you have drummers like Travis Owen of Weedeater, who go above and beyond to entertain. Those are the drummers I’m really psyched to watch.
I caught up with Travis recently and we talked about a few of his favorite stick tricks to use on stage including the upbeat twirl, the toss and grab, and bouncing off the floor. If you watch this video enough times, you might even become a master of stick panache yourself!