Economic Backbone - Arts & Culture
Pensacola-based steel drum maker one of only a handful of makers in nation
Alan Coyle has perfected the evocative and distinctly Caribbean sound of the steel drum — but not as a player. Coyle’s Pensacola manufacturing shop turns out about 300 steel drums annually that sell for $2,500 to $6,000 apiece. His shop is one of only a handful of steel drum makers in the U.S.
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