I was about 12 years old when my brother (right handed guitar flipped upside down lefty) started showing me basic guitar fingerings. Went from Peter Gunn to Return to Forever by 16!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
I think in about 1974 my brother took me to see David Bromberg at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Az....first time I ever heard synthesized strings...I was very impressed!
What gear do you use?
Still love my Gibson Les Paul, great tone and the best action out of all my axes!
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Return to Forever's "Romantic Warrior" album, local station at the time in Phx. KXTC played it in it's entirety, and I never looked back! The best musicians and arrangements still to this day!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
"Unknown Reality" was a King Crimson-esque band while "Multi-Purpose" was a Prog Rock all original power Trio, and when the 80's hit, we cut our hair and became "Technopolis" and then "Combined Minds" Electronic Dance music ie:Kraftwerk and the like. Now days I run my own recording studio "Synergy SoundwerX" and play anything I want!
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
My two most favorite guitar players would have to be Robert Fripp, and Allan Holdsworth, definitively, the 2 most influential players reflected in my style of playing...though that list goes on ad-infintum!