Gary's major influences include Danny Seraphine of Chicago, Ian Paice of Deep Purple, Jeff Pocaro of Toto, Jon Bonham of Led Zeppelin and famous 60's and 70's studio drummer, Hal Blaine.
Throughout his career, Gary has opened up for many artists including: The Lost Trailers, Bucky Covington, Josh Gracin, David Alan Coe, Tracy Lawrence, Josh Thompson, April Wine, Warrant, Honeymoon Suite, Rick Derringer, Kitty Wells and Tammy Wynette.
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Finally found a photo of my single kick Octaplus kit from 1981. All 8 power size concert toms with 16" and 18" floor toms. Sure wish I had kept this baby!
Notice the "regular" tom mounts I had ordered with this kit instead of the usual concert tom mounts. I preferred to be able to angle the toms instead of the flat position that the concert mounts provided.
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