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A Picture of Joe Amato Instructing Tom Coryell ca. 1980

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This picture was generously provided by Tom Coryell. It’s a nice photo of Joe at lesson time.

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How to Sound Like Ringo On Sargent Pepper..Or Not.

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I bucked bales and peeled cascara bark all summer to save enough money to buy my first kit. It was a used red sparkle rather generic imported 3 piece number and Denny Thiel let me have it for $100. The bass drum was about half full of shredded newspaper and sounded great! Denny said “Yeah [...]

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Cream of the Crop

April 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Anyone who visited Joe Amato wherever he lived could see he was a master gardener. In those days when Joe was busy, happily reaping what he had sown, the term “Master Gardener” was not yet part of the lexicon. Either you had a garden or you didn’t. If your family had a generational legacy [...]

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A Few First and Second Hand Tidbits About Joe

April 15th, 2008 · No Comments

As with many things, you’ve got to start somewhere. If you’re building a house you start with a strong, well footed foundation. If your starting a business, you want to do something you like and get a good location. If you want to play the drums, get a good instructor, teacher, mentor so you get [...]

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