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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 glory.”

The old Sears drum kit was donated to Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship 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 Corp.