The Alameda All Stars
Preston Thrall

[Preston Thrall] Preston Thrall was born and raised in Alameda. He started off playing the guitar, but quickly found he had a love for the drums at an early age. While living in Philadelphia during the 70's, Preston played with a punk group called The Six O'Clock News. Then, in the 80's, he was a founding member of the LA-based group New Frontier, a country rock crossover band, which released an album under MIKA/Polygram. Preston played with San Francisco Bay Area talent, Robert Berry (of Band 3 with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer), in a pop/rock band for a number of years. He recorded 2 records with Robert Berry during this time: "In These Eyes" and "Pilgrimage to a Point". In 1991, he joined The Alameda All Stars, (who also function as Gregg Allman & Friend's). Preston enjoyed a nine-year run with Gregg Allman & Friends until 2000. He recorded on Gregg Allman's latest solo album, "Searching for Simplicity", released in November of 1997 on 550/Sony Music, and in 2002 (along with the rest of the current All Stars lineup) Preston appeared on "No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman." His ease in playing a diversity of styles continues to excite audiences and brings him much respect from other musicians.

Preston is endorsed by DW Drums, Sabian Cymbals, and Vic Firth Sticks.

[DW] [Sabian] [Vic Firth]

Album Credits

Alex Kash
The Record Plant Masters (2007 - Emotive Music)

Gregg Allman
No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman (2002 - Sony)
Searching For Simplicity (1997 - Sony)

Robert Berry
In These Eyes (1995 - Cirrus Records)
Pilgrimage to a Point (1992 - Griffin Music)

Cookin' Mama
New Day (1972 - Rock Bottom Records)


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