Back then, we sold up to 30 pairs of sticks a month, which was a big deal. We now do 80,000 sticks per day. So we’ve graduated from the minor leagues.
Virtuosic musician, brilliant businessman, consummate gentleman . . . one name comes to mind, the great Vic Firth. Hip-Bone Music is humbled and honored to present Vic as our bone2pick biz artist of the month for June. Vic generously sits down with Michael to discuss everything from joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 21, his relationship with maestro Seiji Ozawa, making his first pairs of sticks, getting things rolling with Steve Gadd, Mario Batali & the color orange and how some deer droppings helped solidify his relationship with one of his manufacturers. Enjoy this inspiring conversation with a true American legend.