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GL Drumstick Bag - Around the World - Mexico City

Dena Hamilton - Saturday, July 16, 2011

MEINL Drum Festival in Mexico City - July 13, 2011

Hi Dena,
People flipped over the bag and mutes.
Here is end of Fest with crowd in background ....



GL Drumstick Bag - Around the World - BERMUDA

Dena Hamilton - Monday, June 27, 2011

"Hello from Hamilton, Bermuda!"

Compliments of Johnny Rabb

JR- you're too cool. Thanks:) Dena


GL Drumstick Bag - Around the World - Poland

Dena Hamilton - Saturday, May 14, 2011
Just got this great pic of Johnny with his Great Leather Drumstick Bag, sent from a drum clinic he's doing in Warsaw Poland.  In our book, Johnny is not only a world class musician, but a world class guy. Thanks, Johnny!


Johnny Rabb is a popular global clinician, performing master classes and workshops worldwide. He is also a product specialist for the expressive and powerful Roland V-Drums and recently opened his own V-Drum Studio in Chicago. In his productive tenure with the Roland team, he has programmed drum kit patches for the Roland TD-12 and TDW-20 Expansion Board.

Johnny is professionally trained and extensively road-tested. Now based in Chicago, he continues to refine his music production, including performance, writing and recording, as well as stick design and digital application. In his Nashville days, he toured with artists such as Maynard Ferguson, Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams III, SheDaisy, Deana Carter and Mindy McCready.

Today, performing for Roland and with his innovative bands BioDiesel, Ten Finger Orchestra and DrumJockeys, Johnny is a favorite with audiences from Tokyo to New York; from Madrid to Vienna; from Atlanta to Torreon (Mexico); from Pittsburgh to Reno.

Johnny's Warner Bros. Publications release Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass for the Acoustic Drumset was voted the #1 instructional book in Modern Drummer Magazine's 2003 Reader's Poll.

Johnny proudly performs with MEINL Cymbals and Percussion, Johnny Rabb Drumsticks, REMO Drumheads, AUDIX Micrphones and Roland Electronic Percussion.

For more information, visit

Chicago Drum Show Coming Soon

Dena Hamilton - Saturday, May 07, 2011
21st Annual Chicago Drum Show  is coming very soon!  There will be great drummers, many clinics with no charge, Master Classes, and over well over 100 exhibitors. Make your plans to be there May 21st and 22nd!

JOHNNY RABB (a highly esteemed Great Leather Drumstick Bag™ user) will be teaching a Master Class on Saturday. Then be sure to enjoy a night out  in Chicago with Johnny and Clay Parnell.  Together they make Biodiesel and will be playing at Chicago's Tonic Room. Don't miss this opportunity for a clinic and a show!



GM Drum School - International Drum Academy

Dena Hamilton - Monday, January 24, 2011
Today I was pulling up a schedule to see where my friend Sergio Ponti was, if there was any event I could post for him, and I found something very interesting.  

First let me tell you that Sergio ( Ian Anderson, plus many other drumming credits, and an absolutely great guy ) has been a wonderful spokesperson for Great Leather!   As a result of Sergio loving and promoting his Great Leather Drumstick Bag™, now Marco Minnemann and Johnny Rabb are also among our claims to famous users!

So, I was always hearing about these world renown drum clinics, and I found this link and photo of both Marco and Johnny. I found it very fun to see where they do these clinics and I thought it might be interesting for drummers to see. Marco and Johnny at the GM International Drum Academy