Keith "Pirate" Rudder - Signature Artist
"The Natural Grip is super effective, and the sticks are a dream to play with. The weight is perfect!"
After buying his first full drum set at 17 years old, Pirate’s first gig (after being discovered playing in a garage) was in a blues/jazz lounge and he has been professionally playing ever since. While he has also been in country bands and an 80s band, his first tangible roots start with the band Crome Molly where he developed his character/persona “The Mad Pirate” or now “Pirate” as most locals in East TN. know him. From Crome Molly he transitioned to becoming a founding member of Belfast 6 Pack and played for many years and shows with them. Pirate is proud to have collaborated and recorded 6 albums. He has shared the stage with amazing bands like Texas Hippie Coalition, Tantric, Hed PE, Steel Panther, Bam Margera, Soil, Psycostick, One Eyed Doll, Saving Abel, Super Bob, Carlynn Devine, Natie Love Joys and more. Pirate currently plays drums for the East Tennessee-based band, GreyBeard and is a founding member.