Matt Garstka Joins DW Drums

Matt Garstka Joins DW Family of Artists

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Animals As Leaders drummer plays DW Drums, pedals and hardware exclusively

Drum Workshop, Inc are delighted to announce the addition of celebrated drummer’s drummer, Matt Garstka to the DW roster. Watch Matt playing his new DW kit here.

Matt has recorded and toured with Animals As Leaders for over ten years. He has instilled the bands experimental music with grooves full of audacious phrases and fills pushing the percussive envelope to new heights. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their much anticipated fifth album.

Matt is a passionate educator and has traveled the world putting on clinics and has a website dedicated to providing an affordable education for advanced students.

I get to play the best drums in the world now, of course I’m stoked! DW is the final piece of my sonic puzzle, so naturally, I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. I have always played organic, exotic finishes and DW is king when it comes to Exotics.” Matt is taking full advantage of DW’s custom shop drums ordering a drum kit featuring a mix of Collectors Series wood species and shell configurations.  

DW VP of Marketing Scott Donnell adds, “Matt’s work is so impressive.  He’s a guy that takes the instrument and artform to new places. Further inspiring him with new possibilities—it’s the reason we do what we do.
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