Meet Rex Hussman from the Berklee School of Music, who will be playing The White Stripes Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground for us on an unusual instrument. No drums…no guitars, just a big ol’ ancient xylophone-like instrument called a gyil (traditional West African instrument).
He picked up the skills on a three-month trip in Ghana, studying music in rural African villages. Sidenote, SNL percussionist, Valerie Naranjo, also masters the gyil.
Since Jack White has been the KING of covers lately…here’s one for you bud!