S1 E15: Nick Jones, Noble & Cooley, Part 1 with Special Offers
Before I start the show, I want to talk about a really important topic. It’s the holiday season. And that means it’s also depression and suicide season. According to a study of more than 2,000 musicians, 71% had experienced panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety, 68% had experienced depression, and of those, just 30% claimed they would be very likely to, or had already sought help. You can get some helpful ideas and ways to keep your head up at optionb.org If you’re in crisis, if you’re thinking of hurting yourself, if you need support now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800 273 8255, text HELLO to 741741, or chat 24/7 at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Outside the U.S., go to befrienders.org, and there are more resources linked in the show page. If you see somebody struggling in your band, in your family, or yourself, please start a conversation. We all need to feel like we aren’t alone in what can be a tough world. You can always get me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can get links to all of these resources and more at drumshowroom.com. Let’s take care of each other. ... Nick Jones literally grew up in a drum factory. I’m not using hyperbole here. He is the seventh generation of his family, which has run Noble & Cooley drums since 1854. Nick serves that company as one of just THREE people who build drums, along with his dad, Jay. These are not mass-produced, assembly line drums; in many cases you’ll hear Nick talk about making seven or 10 of a particular drum as a production run. You will hear the genuine, close relationship between the craftsmen in the family to the individual lumberjacks they work with to fell the trees that become some of the world’s finest drums. This is old fashioned, honest business that gives me goosebumps to talk about. You’ll hear that plainspoken, no-spin New England in Nick’s voice, and he’s open and direct about the challenges and shortcomings such a small operation faces. Would you be willing to take a 10-question listener survey to make the show even better? It's at drumshowroom.com. Thanks in advance.