A DIFFERENT DRUMMER INDEED
|Rob Williamson of the Eric Tessmer Band at Sam's Burger Joint and Music Hall, July 27, 2013.|
I’m not in the habit of posting photos that aren’t in focus. But sometimes, the only way to capture the essence of something powerful is to show the subject in action – a veritable blur of brawn.
That’s the only way to photograph Rob Williamson, drummer for the Austin-based Eric Tessmer Band. The post on the band’s Facebook page pretty much sums it up – “Punisher-of-the-drums.”
I have no idea what those drums did to deserve the beating he inflicts upon them night after night. All I know is this: you have to see this band live. Go see them to hear the stellar Tessmer rip it up on guitar and vocals and newest member Danny G on bass and vocals.
Go to hear the music, but more importantly, go to see Williamson own the drums. I guarantee you have never seen anyone play like he does. Words and photos cannot do him justice.