Some of you are probably thinking: "Huh?" or "What the ****?". Let me explain, see, for about ten years I actually put gas in my truck, bought food and otherwise lived on playing drums in various types of musicality in and around the podunk area of southeastern Virginia. I gave it up in 1990 when I sold my kit and devoted my time to my wife and family. Choosing my path to fortune and, well, whatever. So I still hold a special place in my heart for percussion. I played, at various times, with full kits, congas, timbales, djembe, and various metalic striking things (cowbells, bells, chimes, cymbals, gongs, etc.). I do miss it. But right now it's just not something I can entertain due to logistics and budget.
On with it then...
Ruth Underwood (ok, tuned percussion, but still...)
I'm sure I forgot someone that should be on this list.