Ancient Rhythms Drum Shop opened five years ago as an old school drum store and also the show room for Ancient Tree Drums and Heron Drums. The shop was the victim of the internet and fewer live venues. Owner Ed Mendel has played drums for over 40 years. He also builds snare drums and drum kits out of locally sourced woods including river recovered heart cypress and long leaf pine. The drums have been the choice of multiple music studios and touring drummers. They have been favorably reviewed in nationally known drum magazines ( Drum, Modern Drummer) and notable drummers such as Stan Lynch ( Tom Petty) and Tom Hurst ( Backstreet Boys).