Brad Boynton


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Rhythm Traders

Brad Boynton is the founder of Rhythm Traders Drum Shop in Portland, Oregon.  He saw his passion for the drums develop as early as four years old and it has always been a source of true happiness.  While studying anthropology in college, Brad traveled to Africa and lived with drum makers, which began his path as an importer of those instruments.  The store started on the idea of a trader of small percussive products by largely unknown drum makers, but soon grew into one of the largest retail drum shops in the United States.