East Nashville drum shop can't catch a break

Posted at 5:47 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 14:58:35-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An East Nashville drum shop can't seem to catch a break.

Back in February, owner Andy Foote tells us his small business, Drum Supply House, was vandalized. In total about $2,000 worth of items were stolen.

A few weeks after being vandalized, deadly tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee, wrecking havoc in East Nashville.

Luckily his building didn't take a hit, but his sales did.

"We lost a week of sales, online and in-store because we were out of power," said Foote.

Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, Foote is doing his part in protecting the community by closing his doors.

"There are so many unknowns," Foote said. "We don't know how long it's going to be."

Foote is trying his best to stay positive as he navigates this time of uncertainty. He is even getting creative on how to generate business without any walk-ins.

"We pivoted to same day deliveries," Foote said. "I converted my car to a mobile drum supply shop so that I can be ready for orders and get things out quickly."

He knows the road ahead will be a tough one as many musicians are also out of work.

"Left and right musicians are losing gigs, tours are postponed and that trickles down heavily to music stores and us," Foote said. "They don't need the supplies they needed last week and don't have income so it might put a damper in sales for awhile."

He's just doing his best to keep the lights on. If you want to support this local business, Foote says you can still buy gift cards on their website and he's added local area pick-up and returns on drums in need of repair or custom work. You can also reach out to them via phone or email: Drum Supply House 615-251-1146,