Originally Posted by SoundguyKenny
If you are in the So Cal area Rhys will be playing at the club I work at this weekend. He won't be playing the Blaemires. His Ludwig kit met an untimely death last year in a car vs trailer accident....The car drove through the trailer his drums were in destroying everyrthing but 1 tom & his Cymbals. The Club I work at is called Cowboy Country in Long Beach.
I heard about that... that kit was given to him by Hoyt Axton back in the early 80's when he started playing with him. It was originally a Black Oyster Pearl, but he later had it re-wrapped in black cortex. There is a video on YouTube from 1981 of him playing with Hoyt when it was still BOP.
He did have another set of Ludwigs, a 1966-67 era Hollywood in blue oyster pearl back in the early 70's when he was with Billy Joel. He used them during the 1973-74 Piano Man tour and were seen on his appearance on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert in 1974. Don't know what happened to those, never saw anything of them after that.
If you can, try to get some pictures this weekend please!