Ben Andrews

Heartmelting Story of Sri Lankan Drummer Boy

When Richard Danielson (drummer for Vintage Trouble) saw a video of a barefoot boy playing drums made of trash, he made a vow that would change that boy’s life forever.

“[The video] reminded me of myself when I was young,” he says. “I wanted drums so bad that I made a kit out of big steel 50-gallon drums and old bottles, and what have you, much like this kid, but nowhere near as elaborate. Thing is, this kid really has got some impassioned innate ability. It’s my true feeling that he was born to play the drums.”

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