My Dad taught me G, C, and D7th when I was nine. He also showed me how to strum, read chord diagrams, and that my fingers would quit hurting soon as I got callouses....
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Johnny Cash with The Carter Sisters at the Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls, ID. Probably 1966, and Wynn Stewart opened. Changed my life!
What gear do you use?
Black Fender Tele, Martin OMC-15E Orchestra Model acoustic/electric, Cordoba Model C-5 classical guitar
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
All the great bands of the sixties and seventies - it was a fantastic time to be discovering music!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Still play three or four times a year with Pinto Bennett and the Famous Motel Cowboys. I spent most of the eighties and early nineties with Pinto, and he's singing better than ever! Also play occasionally with my good friend Ted Murray Jones
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Floralia Music Festival in Holland - 1990. Probably 30,000. Most memorable was probably Wembley Arena in 1988 and 1990?. A close second (most memorable) was my senior recital on classical guitar at Boise State University. Smallest crowd was probably Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ireland. The barkeep and two or three of his friends.... we got a standing ovation, plenty of Guinness, Irish whiskey our first taste of Irish poitin.... It was a wicked trip across Ireland the next day....
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Dvorak: "New World Symphony" New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein In my opinion, the most beautiful and soulful music ever written.
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