This is the Risen kit I’m rolling with these days for my “all purpose” gigs (and the black brass snare I’ve had for a while). Some of you might have seen this kit on the main stage at Sonshine last month. I’ve generally used Aquarian Response-2 heads on maple Risens but this time I threw some coated Evans G2’s on the kit and they sound killer.

In other news, the Bill Mike Band plays another free gig in a park tonight, this time in Mears Park (downtown St. Paul, 6pm). It’s part of their summer concert series and should be fun (except Mike has a cold right now so tonight’s gig might not deliver the songbird vocal performance that our band is known for).