Sakae Artist: Dillon Napier

For more than a decade, Dillon Napier has been a familiar face behind the drums in Nashville's most popular rock clubs, honky tonk bars, and studios. Since 2002, Dillon has been a go-to hired gun on record and on the road for country, rock, and Americana artists such as Chris Knight, Caitlin Rose, Patrick Sweany, Sonia Leigh, and many more.

With Sakae, I have finally found the drum sound I have been searching for my entire career. The Trilogy series brings such warmth and presence, with a power and finesse that cannot be found in other drum manufacturers. They record like a dream. On stage they breathe and give life to the music I make. Sakae truly has everything I desire from a drum kit.

Dillon Napier

Dillon is currently touring with Margo Price, as well as producing and performing on records in Nashville.


Dillon's Trilogy Set-Up

Trilogy Series

Proprietary Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shells with 4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings.

  • 22 x 16 Bass drum
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 14 Floor tom
  • 16 x 16 Floor tom

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