Sly & The Family Stone. 1971 (my senior year of high school). The concert was at
Madison Square Garden. Went with some friends. Sister Kate (James Taylor's sister) was
the opening act (she came out in a Supergirl outfit). Next up was Rare Earth (how many of you remember them?). Then, Sly & The Family Stone. At one point there was a line of people holding hands going all the way around the garden!
What gear do you use?
I have a Telecaster (American 1975), Squire (20th Aniversary) Strat, Epiphone Joe Pass, Spector NS, Wechter Acoustic Electric, Yamaha 12 String Acoustic, and a Squire (20th Aniversary) Bass.
My amps are: Fender Deluxe, Fender Frontman 25R, Create RX65, and a Peavey Sterio Chorus 212.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
When I heard Wes Montgomery do a cover of 'A Day In A Life' I was hooked on the guitar.
My early influences were Charles Smith (Kool & The Gang) along with Jimmy Nolan (James Brown).
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
James Brown, Kool & The Gang, and Stevie Wonder. If I could go back in tiime, I would have played on The Crusaders 'Free As The Wind' album. That's when I got hip to Larry Carlton. His solo on 'Sweet & Sour' still gives me goose bumps (the rhythm guitar parts just added to the flavor). The ultimate jam (and challenge) would be with Sonny Rollins.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?