When I was 9, I found my uncle's cheap acoustic guitar in his room, and started plucking strings. He gave my the guitar. I never looked back.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Many years ago, I attended a Rick Derringer concert at the Convention Center in Ocean City, MD with a bunch of kids I can't remember. But I do remember going specifically to see Crack The Sky open. Great show!
What gear do you use?
Recently fell in love with a goldtop Les Paul with p90s. Cut my teeth on strats. Here's the list:
Marshall JCM800 50w 2x12, 2 channel reverb
Gibson Les Paul 2010 50's Tribute Goldtop
Godin 2009 Progression
Godin 1994 Acousticaster
Epiphone 2011 Worn Wilshire, '66 Reissue
Fender 1985 E Series MIJ Stratocaster
EH Smallclone Phaser
Joyo Ultimate Drive
Zoom G2.1nu (2)
EH POG 2
Malekko Ekko 616
Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
Danelectro Fish & Chips
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Shared stories. Best practices.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Pete Townshend. Gutsy, raw, and deceptively simple with tone and performance, yet symphonic with arrangement and uniquely prolific with songwriting.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Eli In Lust
Saint Vitus Dance
Love Jupiter (current, www.lovejupiter.com)
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Pete Townshend - fave.
Ken Andrews and/or Greg Edwards - listen to Failure's 1996 masterpiece "Fantastic Planet"
Troy van Leeuwen - um, yeah.
Bob Weir - tasty.
Ed O'Brien - smart.
So many more.........
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Fells Point Festival was big, a few thousand. Most memorable is always the most recent.......wait, my first show ever, broke the B and E on the first song! Aaammped!!!
Smallest? 13 people in a strip center dive bar in Akron, OH. We killed it.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Fantastic Planet. Listened to it upon release ad nauseum on the road with Skypup. I will not justifiably explain it to you. Listen to it. Headphones.