The rhythm is going to get you, at least if Steve Gryb has any say in the matter. The Miami-based drummer and entertainer, who performs over 150 shows a year, will appear at Pulaskifest this year for two shows.
Gryb, who was a music professor for over 20 years, most notably at the University of Miami, says, “It’s not like some shows where one or two people get pulled from the audience to the stage. I get everyone to participate. It’s educational, it’s high energy, it’s fun for everyone.”
Geared to kids but open to all, Gryb’s percussion performances are interactive, including activities like playing tambourines of different shapes and sizes, banging on inflatable bongos during a rendition of “Wipeout,” shaking maracas in a conga line and playing whistles during the grand finale of “I Feel Good.”
Of his upcoming appearance, Gryb says, “It’s my pleasure to be there. I’ts my first time ever in Pulaski.”
Pulaskifest is on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Jackson Park in Pulaski; Gryb will perform his “The Rhythm Is Going to Get You!” show at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.