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Summer NAMM 2010: Check out the amazing one-man band on video

Not only does he have plenty of space on the tourbus, but he also gets all of the rider to himself
Not only does he have plenty of space on the tourbus, but he also gets all of the rider to himself

There's two-person outfits such as The White Stripes, The Black Keys and Local H. And before them North Carolina's Flat Duo Jets were rocking it duo-style. But drummer and guitarist Yattie Westfield could have everyone beat.

We caught Westfield's utterly amazing demonstration at the Mapex stand, where he laid down a solid, spirited groove while dishing out some bold metalliac riffage.

"Yeah, I took The White Stripes down one member," Westfield told MusicRadar. "I didn't really plan it out or anything. One day I just sat down at the drums with my guitar and let it fly. I realized, Hey, I don't need other musicians - I can do this all my myself."

Westfield, who hails from Cleveland, Tennessee, has just finished recording his debut album. We'll be looking for it. And we hope to see him on tour soon, too. Goodness knows, he can travel light!

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.