https://www.youtube.com/user/stark2439 ... subscribe if you're so inclined.....Also,you can download my solo baritone acoustic album here-http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelstark3 I've been playing since the age of 12.We had an acoustic guitar in the house and one day just fell in love with it...
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Allan Holdsworth 1984.I remember realizing how much more was possible on the guitar than I had previously thought.
What gear do you use?
Gretsch fretless,Eastman Archtop,Decava baritone,Ibanez fretless acoustic,fender acoustic,ukuleles,mandolins,banjo,kustom amps,fender amps,roland cube amp,Many Boss pedals,Jam man looping pedal,and other assorted toys!
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
I love to hear new music and great musicians!
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Growing up,As far as guitar music,I liked John Scofield's originality,and Stevie Ray Vaughan's energy.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
A myriad of bands and styles throughout the years,but mostly blues & Jazz these days,as well as playing solo.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Jaco,because of his unwavering strength on the bass.....Coltrane,because I would just love to hear what he would play in a live situation....
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
A few thousand to a bartender!Most memorable goes to the nudist colony I played with a band in L.A........I worked w/this guy a lot.He would just send me the dates and locations.This time he thought it would be funny to not tell the musicians on the gig that it was at a nudist colonly.I was first greeted at the entrance by an all nude,very welcoming lady.....They danced all night!!It was interesting!!We kept our clothes on!!!
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
The Koln Concert by:Keith Jarrett,because I think it's one of the best examples of"Human Spirit" on a record....First heard it 1988,when a friend turned me on to it...