After relentless attempts of his mother trying
to get him to play the guitar instead of drums,
Kirk Gaither took the passion of his desire to the hayfields
of Cameron, Oklahoma.
“I worked for a complete summer
to build up enough money to purchase my very own drum
set. The set I purchased back in 1978 was a Navy Blue set straight
out of a Sears catalog.
Relentless hours were spent in my room trying to match licks
with Neil Peart, Stewart
Copeland, Terry Bozzio, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Porcaro & Phil
Ehart. After years of playing along
with albums, I decided to take lessons to further my talents.
After 2 lessons I quit because I
was instructing my instructor (besides, I could listen to records
for free!). I made a
commitment to God that if he would continue to teach me I would
only allow my talent to be
used by Him. I have found there's nothing like playing with
the anointing of God on your life.
I feel that progressive rock is a way for God to show He's
still creating and is intrigued with
music by His willingness to create in us new songs for His
The old Sears drum kit was donated to Sugarloaf
in Monroe, Oklahoma back in 1982 and is still alive and kicking.
Since 1982 Kirk has moved on to a Pearl World Series Kit.
Kirk has one child and is a technician for Whirlpool