Shop Talk with Ian Prince at Ellis Drum Shop

Ian Prince has been supplying the backbone for top-notch Minneapolis indie bands for well over a decade. Possessing the perfect blend of play-for-the-song sensibility and face-melting technical prowess, Prince is an undeniable powerhouse on the drums. He plays each gig as if it were his last, digging into every stroke with stoic conviction while exuding unbridled passion for his craft.

He’s a drummers’ drummer — so naturally we at Ellis wanted to find out what makes him tick. From his childhood fascination with the Fab Four, to the hard-rocking Houston days, to his current pop/rock project, Story of the Sea, Prince tells all and drops more than a few nuggets of wisdom for would-be rock drummers along the way.

Ellis Drum Shop in St. Paul, Minnesota

Ellis Drum Company Factory and Shop Tours

Residents of St. Paul, Minnesota have a real treat right in their backyards – Ellis Drum Company. This Five Star shop offers a complete selection of drums from the major brands, but they also hand craft their own special line of drums under the “Ellis Drum Company” name, and if you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, you should! These drums are some of the finest available, and these videos will show you the place where they are made and their great store and showroom. Check them out!

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