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.


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