The drummers of Sticks ‘n’ Skins are now among the honored innovators and artisans on display at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Thanks to everyone’s combined efforts and talents, Sticks ‘n’ Skins take its proud place on display in The Folklife Center at the Smithsonian.

With this inclusion in the library at the Smithsonian, the Sticks ‘n’ Skins musicians join greats like Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, Woody Guthrie, Josh White and so many others whose talents made an indelible stamp on the transformation of music in our nation. The addition of Sticks ‘n’ Skins to the renowned Smithsonian Institution ensures the preservation of the work of art honoring some of our greatest drummers.

All the drummer should be congratulated on this well-deserved honor. Their non-wavering dedication to their craft is the reason Sticks ‘n’ Skins exists. The list of prestigious placements of this work of art continues to grow…Sticks ‘n’ Skins is already proudly placed in the archives of the Grammy Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Jules Follett says the words of a George Strait song best describe the way she feels. “Life is not the breaths you take…but the moments that take your breath away. I am so grateful for the support of the entire industry in helping to make this happen!”

Above picture: The Sticks ‘n’ Skins “Class of 80” attendees at The Cutting Room NYC party on October 30, 2011. Pictured left to right: Vic Firth, Joe Porcaro, Jules Follett, Hal Blaine, and Bobby Morris.