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Bruce Gary


Bruce Gary is perhaps best known for his work with the platinum selling band, The Knack, and the unforgettable drum beat of their Number One international smash, My Sharona. However, this two time Grammy nominee has had a successful career apart from The Knack, as a performer, producer and recording artist.

Bruce has created a body of work that crosses all musical styles and genres. Gary has recorded with The Doors' guitarist Robbie Krieger, Creams Jack Bruce, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Yoko Ono and Harry Nilsson, just to name a few. In addition, Bruce has enjoyed a successful touring and recording relationship with blues masters Albert Collins, Albert King and John Lee Hooker. His session work has encompassed; rock, blues, surf, country, even Broadway show tunes.

In addition to his recorded work, Bruce has developed a successful career behind the boards. Bruce has co-produced a series of critically acclaimed records by Jimi Hendrix. This output includes two boxed sets. Lifelines, developed from a Gary produced six hour radio broadcast that chronicles Hendrixs life and recording output. The second, Stages, captures Jimi Hendrixs live development, in four riveting concert performances.
The Gary co-produced, Hendrix "Blues" compilation was chosen by Guitar Player magazine as its best historic/reissue recording of the year, while Rolling Stone heaped best reissue album honors on "Woodstock" for 1995.

Bruce lent his talent to Sheryl Crow's soundtrack recording, "Love Is A Good Thing", with a release date yet to be determined. Other projects include the completion of his CD sound library "Bruce Gary's Drum Vocabulary", a stellar performance of "The End", with Robbie Krieger on the Doors' DVD and laser disc set, a recording of The Beatles' "Help" for a GTE commercial, which enjoyed heavy rotation on CNN and ESPN and a reunion with his band mates, The Knack, for a track on the Badfinger Tribute Album "Come And Get It".

Bruce was honored to tour Japan with The Ventures following the death of good friend and original Ventures drummer Mel Taylor. Bruce followed this tour with performance and production duties on The Ventures CD "New Depths" and the Spirit / Randy California's first posthumous release after his untimely death. Additionally, Bruce has toured with Randy Meisner (Eagles), Spencer Davis and Denny Laine (Moody Blues / Wings) performing at corporate functions.

Recently Bruce recorded tracks with Jack Bruce (Cream) and Andy Summers (Police) for a musical project (Hot Flash) as well as produced and performed on a track for an all star, John Lee Hooker tribute CD.

Bruce was recently thrilled to be included amongst many in a compilation of Bob Dylan's career spanning work called "Live: 1961 - 2001".

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