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Joe La Barbera

Gretsch Artist Since: 
1975
Country: 
US
Band or Affiliations: 
Independent
Current Kit Setup: 

USA Custom 4 piece jazz set: 14 SD,12 RT,14 FT, 18 KK

Influences: 

Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Kenny Clarke, Shelly Manne, Joe Morello, Roy Haynes.

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"The sound of Gretsch drums was the sound of every drummer I admired when I was coming up. After buying my first set in college in 1967 I have never found any other drums I prefer."

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Work on the music and the rest will come."