Gerald is well known in Texas music circles as a multi-instrumental genius. He is less well known across the country, however. Local performances with his group Acoustic Plus, featuring Texas fiddle legend Texas Shorty, showcase his wide range of talents on banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle. In addition to impressive performance skills, Gerald has always been quick to share his knowledge. He began teaching almost from the time he started playing. His many students include Dixie Chick, Emily. He has been on the Camp Bluegrass banjo faculty since 1989. His special topic seminars such as 25 Banjo Licks You must Know, and How Not To Sound Bad and Other Musical Survival Tips are very popular.