My name is Davey Ray Jones, I am currently the drummer and a founding member of Outlaws & Moonshine, a Southern Rock band in Indiana, USA.
We formed the band in 2012, initially as a three piece unit. We started off doing some club shows with other original bands. After gaining the attention of another drummer in a regional touring band, we were put on several little tours with them for the next couple years until getting signed to an independent label in 2015. We released an EP by the end of 2015 and a full length album by 2017. We’ve done tours with Jackyl, Wayland, and Moonshine Bandits, just to name a few. We’ve also been a part of countless festivals that had us sharing the stage with legends like David Allan Coe.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I first discovered Collision Drumsticks on Instagram. I have been playing drums for 33 years, and over the course of that time, I have used almost all the major brands. In my opinion they all just measured up to being the same stick.
A few months ago I discovered Collision, I was a little hesitant because they are located in the U.K. My thoughts were “why would I use a stick that would take a long time to receive here in the United States?” After speaking with a rep through Instagram, he assured me they’d be able to fulfill my needs. I ordered three pairs of their 5B sticks and received them in the mail shortly after. The first time I was able to try them out was at sound check for a show a few days later. WOW! I was amazed at how they felt in my hands, the grip, the balance and what I loved most was the weight. The difference they make when I strike a drum, the power I get is amazing not to mention the great tone that comes from the drum using Collision Drumsticks. I would absolutely recommend Collision Drumsticks to every drummer I know, simply for the durability, but they are so much more than a durable stick. You will always get a well balanced and same weighted stick every time you reach for a stick if you’ve dropped one!