Sal Mazzotta's setup for the World Premiere of Here You Come Again, a new Dolly Parton Musical, at the Delaware Theatre Company, in Wilmington, Delaware.
Sal's gear list and write-up below photos.
"I love playing this show.
The story revisits March 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, through the eyes of a struggling comedian who is obsessed with Dolly Parton. It’s both very touching and hilarious, which I believe is needed after all of the crazy things that have happened over the last few years.
The score is essentially a playlist of Dolly’s greatest hits, including 'Here You Come Again,' 'Two Doors Down,' '9 to 5', and 'Jolene,' so the music is amazing and so much fun to play. There are even a few spots where we really get to lay in and play as if we were in a rock band!
It’s an honor to be in the original Here You Come Again band and to play with such great musicians.
About my Barton drums.
Not too long ago, I noticed that a recording studio in Brooklyn was relocating and having an open studio sale. Everything needed to go, including these beautiful looking drum shells that caught my eye, which were made by a manufacturer that I was not familiar with, Barton. I did some homework on the company and decided to go to check out the shells.
After seeing them in person, I was sold, and the studio owner gave me a great deal.
Here You Come Again is the first gig that I am using them on. With a 22” kick, 13” rack tom, 16” floor tom, and 6.5” x 14” snare, I feel more like Gene Krupa or John Bonham sitting behind them than a show drummer. When I got the call for this gig, I was told that there would be moments where I needed really big tom sounds, so I figured that I’d better bring big drums. So far, I’ve gotten multiple compliments on how they sound, including from our show’s sound designer who said, 'Your drums are sexy as hell, and you sound great.'
I think the Barton drums have a professional sound and are priced to be a working musician's kit. They will most likely be my go-to kit for studio recording and for gigs that require bigger shells."
Barton Essential Maple with Cherry Stain
- 13" Small Tom
- 16" Floor Tom
- 22" Bass Drum
- DW 6000 Ultralight Hardware (Snare Stand, Hi Hat Stand)
- DW 6000 Strap Drive Kick Pedal
- Yamaha Heavy Weight Boom Stand
- Pearl Mountable Trap Table
- Zildjian 20” K Custom Dark Ride
- Zildjian 18” K Custom Hybrid Crash
- Zildjian 14” K Custom Dark Crash
- Zildjian 14” A Vintage 60s Hi Hats (potentially New Beats)
- LP Galaxy Giovanni Conga (potentially LP Classic)
- Pearl Quickmount Tambourine
- LP Session Shaker
- Miller Machine with Alan Abel 04” Triangle
- Meinl Sleigh Bells
- TreeWorks Tre35 Single Row Classic Chimes with Mount
- iPad Pro 2018 11” with forScore
- Shure SE215 In-Ear Monitors
- Vic Firth Steve Jordan Signature Sticks
- Vic Firth Legacy Brushes
- Vic Firth Dual Tone 5A Swizzle Sticks
- Promark Cool Rods Bundle Sticks