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Cody Leppo

Gretsch Artist Since: 
2018
Country: 
US
Band or Affiliations: 
Jamey Johnson, Hal Ketchum, Johnny Hiland Band
Current Kit Setup: 

2018 Jamey Johnson Tour: Renown in Silver Oyster Pearl Finish.
7x10 RT, 8x12 RT, 16x16 FT, 18x22 BD, 5x14 USA Chrome over Brass,

Influences: 

"I have so many but the ones who got me started are- Vinnie Colaiuta, Lonnie Wilson, Jeff Porcaro, Eddie Bayers, Larry London, Larry Mullen Jr, Artimus Pyle, Tony Willams, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Kenny Aronoff, Phil Collins, Wendell Cavin, Tim Beiry..."

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"That great Gretsch sound is legendary and has stood the test of time. A lot of my heroes and drummers I respect, play Gretsch. Most of my favorite recordings have had Gretsch drums on them. I am always more inspired to play when I am sitting behind a Gretsch set of drums."

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"The harder you work the luckier you get. Don’t get stuck in modeling phases, find your own voice. Respect the food chain, the ones who came before you and the music. Always be on time and over prepared. Keep a clean mind and body. Play Gretsch drums and enjoy the ride!"