Evans and PureSound are proud to welcome to their esteemed artist rosters, Anton Fig, a member of the „CBS Orchestra” appearing nightly on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.’ Fig has held this position since 1986, and during this tenure, he has played with scores of great artists including Miles Davis, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Winwood, Bonnie Raitt and Tony Bennett.
In each of Fig’s performance situations, he chooses Evans’ G2 Clear Tom Batter Heads and G1 Clear Resonant Heads, GMAD Bass Drumheads, Power Center Reverse Dot Snare Heads, the J1 Eetched on his timbale drum and says, “Evans make the drums sound alive!” Fig also uses PureSound’s 14” Steel and Brass snare wires.
With the CBS Orchestra, Fig has backed up a host of artists as Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Little Richard and BB King at the closing ceremonies of the summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. They also backed Al Green, Gloria Estefan, In Sync and Eric Clapton for VH1’s Save the Music concert at the White House.
The CBS Orchestra is also the house band for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, playing with music’s most influential personalities. Most recently they were the backup band for the concert for New York City where they performed with David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy, Macy Gray, and James Taylor.
Some of the many recordings Fig has made include selections with Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kiss, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Gary Moore, Spider, Ace Frehley, Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Joe Cocker, John Phillips, Warren Zevon, Sebastian Bach and Paul Butterfield. As a freelance drummer, Fig has also played live with Paul Simon, Booker T and the MG’s, The Thompson Twins at Live Aid, and played alongside Jim Keltner for Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary concert celebration. In 1996, Fig released a drum instructional video and book entitled „In the Groove” and „Late Night Drumming,” and he continues to be an in demand studio and live musician; he is currently recording and composing for numerous projects.
Anton also released his first solo record entitled Figments. Produced and co-written by Fig, the record includes musicians Richie Havens, Brian Wilson, Ivan Neville, Sebastian Bach, Ace Frehley, Al Kooper, Chris Spedding, Donald 'Duck’ Dunn, Blondie Chaplin, Paul Shaffer, Chris Botti, Randy Brecker and Richard Bona.
Marco Soccoli, D’Addario’s Director of Artist Relations exclaims, “We’re thrilled to have Anton as a part of the Evans family. He is the best of the best, and we’re excited to be along for the ride!”
Together, Evans and D’Addario are proudly dedicated to inspiring artists such as Anton Fig in attaining the highest levels of creativity and performance.