Gary Husband

172 – Gary Husband: Pulling Double Duty

In this podcast I talk to the brilliant Gary Husband, known for his work with a “who’s who” list of artists as both a drummer and a piano player. Most players have a main instrument and play one one the side, but Gary has managed to not only prove that you can have two “main” instruments, but has excelled to the highest level with both. With gigs including John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham and more, Gary is one of the most sought after musicians in the world…no matter if he’s on drums or keys.

“The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.” -Al Capp (Tweet this)

Gary Husband talks about:

  • Growing up as a classically trained pianist
  • The decision to play drums
  • How he hears music
  • An amazing Tony Williams story
  • What he looks for in a drummer and in a piano player
  • Much more

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Gary Husband Plays:

  • Pearl Drums
  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • Remo Drumheads
  • Vic Firth Drumsticks
  • Hardcase Drum Cases

Photograph by: Colin D. Miller 

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