My name is Butch Flarida. I have been playing drums since the age of 8, and I started on a drum set at the age of 11. My first drum set was from the Sears catalog! (Go ahead, laugh it up…I wish I was kidding haha) I got my first Ludwig set at 15, because I was asked to join a hard rock band that played in bars and clubs. I play that Ludwig set to this day, although I have added drums and upgraded some hardware over the years. I love my Ludwig Drums, I think they are the best. Hope you enjoy my blog!