Gary Forkum


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Fork's Drum Closet

Gary Forkum had the idea of setting up a small percussion display in the back closet of Corner Music where he was working. The drum department grew so much that Corner Music owner Larry Garris and Gary decided it might be best if he opened his own drum store. Gary opened Fork’s Drum Closet in Nashville, TN, and soon became an important part of percussive retailing in the area. Gary is a member of the Five-Star Drum Shop Marketing Group and became a NAMM Board member in 2008.