Outlaw Drums has been featured in Modern Drummer magazine a number of times. However, the January 2016 issue of Modern Drummer not only featured Outlaw Drums, but a local customer as well. Much to our surprise when we opened up our
recent issue of Modern Drummer, we were shocked to see a picture of a special build we had with Gillionville Baptist Church. What a surprise! Modern Drummer didn’t inform us of the article, but what an unbelievable feeling to be featured in the world’s most popular drumming magazine. With this build we used some old pews destined to be destroyed in a landfill and created beautiful instruments to be used during worship service. Who would have thought a small drum company in South Georgia and a local church would have a story in an international magazine? Just goes to show you never know who is paying attention to the work you are accomplishing.
https://www.outlawdrums.com distinguished itself from other drum companies through their use of recycled wood to build their classic drums. Instead of cutting down trees at a time where it is critical for the world to become more eco friendly, Outlaw Drums uses old buildings, structures, or any other wood they can find that is no longer used or needed, and turns them into their classic drums. As they say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, and this is nothing short of the inspiration on which Outlaw Drums functions. This method of using recycled wood isn’t just environmentally friendly, rather, the aged wood allows for the grains of the wood to tighten up making for a beautiful and unique sound with each drum built. Every piece of wood used it unique and has its own story, thus, once built into a drum, that uniqueness is carried over to the drum, giving it a one of a kind voice and story that is different from every other drum in the world.
In 2015 Outlaw Drums took this concept to another level when Gillionville Baptist Church in Albany, GA was in need of a drum set for the worship services. That’s when Michael Outlaw took old church pew that came from a church in Calhoun County GA, and with a lot of hard work and some incredible skills, Mr. Outlaw turned that old pew into a gorgeous one of a kind Outlaw Drum set. That same drum set is now used at the Gillionville Baptist Church and allowed another opportunity to serve! Click on the link below to see the beautiful rejuvenation and transformation of this old church pew into a gorgeous one of a kind Outlaw Drum set. Watch Michael Outlaw as he removes 30 year old gum from the pew, cranks out the nails, and creates a work of art for Gillionville Baptist Church! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M1gQEZji18
Outlaw Drums, American Wood Reborn, building a beginning from an end.