For Vic Firth artist George Schwindt, laying down the beat for Irish punkers Flogging Molly is not unlinke playing in a big band setting. "In the context of playing with 6 other people... when I'm doing a fill, it's because an acordian part is coming up, or Bridgett's going into a violin solo or a whistle solo."

Founded in Los Angeles in 1997 by Dublin born singer/songwriter, Dave King, Flogging Molly got its start and its name from a local bar called Molly Malone's where the band played and grew and laid down the blueprint for its eventual success. As every member of Flogging Molly will emphatically explain, there were no predetermined expectations for the band's sound. From night to night playing to a packed house at Molly Malone's, the sound evolved organically. Traditional Celtic instruments like violin, mandolin and accordion blended seamlessly with grinding guitars and pounding drums. Without consciously attempting it, Flogging Molly merged the music of King's childhood in Dublin with the music of his adulthood in L.A.

Don't miss our video interview with George to hear a bit about the band's history, how they stumbled upon their unique sound, and a bit about what the future holds for Flogging Molly!


George's stick of choice:
American Custom® SD1 General
Round tip. Ideal for orchestral work‚ rock and band. A legendary practice stick.
L = 16 3/8" | Dia. = .635"


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