There’s not much to smile about at the gas station lately.
Unless you were at the 76 station Tuesday night near Manchester Avenue and Figueroa Street in south Los Angeles.
It was here that Sheriff Drumman, the audience-friendly drummer known for his impromptu shows around LA, performed from the bed on his pickup and spread a little love. The street musician played out into the night, delighting drivers and people walking nearby.
Some stopped to wave and take pictures and video.
Last December, both Sheriff Drumman’s pickup and drums were stolen from his Hawthone apartment. He pleaded for help and got it from one of the world’s biggest rock bands.
Metallica stepped in and delivered a new set, which was presented to the musician in Hollywood. Because Sheriff Drumman without his drums is what should not be.
“We are honored to be able to help a fellow artist,” the band tweeted. “Keep the music going, Sheriff Drumman!”
Play on, Sheriff Drumman.
After his drums were stolen, Sheriff Drumman gets new drums in an emotional surprise. Video broadcast on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 on NBC4 News at 11.00