I started playing gigs in 1968, It may have been only junior high school dances but at the time, it was electrifying. Four short years earlier In 1964, I remember watching "The Ed Sullivan Show" and seeing the Beatles perform live. They pretty much jump started my interest in music, Long hair, guitars and Beatle boots, cool. I have always enjoyed good harmony parts and George's slide work has always inspired me. Over the years I've been in few bands, "Riley" a hard driving three piece cover band. "Magical Mystery II" a Beatles anthology band, in 1976 we toured through out the U.S. I played Ringo's part. Yeah! A blues band called "Jax" another cover band called "The Blisters" and my last band was the Tonecasters, though we still get together on occasion. But for now it's all about writing and recording and being a part of Sound Cloud.
Three of my fav producers would be Jeff Lynne, Mark Hudson and of course Sir George Martin. As far as great hooks Keith Richards, best tone Eric Clapton, best feel SRV! Best slide guitar George Harrison, Sonny Landreth and Ry Cooder. Most creative exploration Eric Johnson. The most original and inspiring Mr. Jeff Beck.
Beatles, Cream, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Hendrix, Steve Windwood, Roy Orbison,Tom Petty Todd Rundgren, The Yardbirds, Lacerne Dixon, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Spencer Davis Group, The Who, Rolling Stones, SRV, Wings, Sparks, T-Rex, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, ELO, Steely Dan, Boyce & Hart, The Who, Rory Gallagher, Taste, Grinn, The Nazz CSN&Y. Many more to add here.
Logic pro 9, Native instruments software, M-Audio fast tracks, Krk Rokit 5 Monitors, Bose secondary source, MXL mic, Assorted guitars mainly Fender Stratocasters, Rickenbacker, Line6 Variaxe, Violin bass, Precision fretless bass, M-Audio Keystation. Glass Slide, Dava plectrums and a black cup of coffee.
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