Originally from the UK, I worked as a session musician there and also had a minor hit in Europe with the Glam Rock Band Angel. I moved to the USA and the Bay Area and played in Sage an 8 piece horn funk band, for a number of years. We recorded the Sage album Funksway with members of Tower of Power.
I moved to Boise, ID in 2018 and subsequently became a board member of the Boise Blues Society supporting Blues in the schools. Currently playing in two bands, the Billy Blues Band and Smooth Avenue. Lastly, I have taken on hosting a Blues show on Boise Radio once a month (third Monday at 8:00pm to 10:00 pm)
Hank Marvin from Cliff Richards and the Shadows in the UK
Get as much music education as you can early on - I had to learn piano at age 20 so I could read music and play sessions. My advice is to learn to read music early and also start using technology to help you transcribe your hero's (basically ear training).
Keep learning and studying - don't think because you can play basic chords and solo using a Pentatonic Blues scale that this is all you need.
Tumnus, Tube Screamer, and a Wampler Plexi. All the distortions covered with maybe the exception of Heavy Metal.
when I sit down to play, I force myself to play the things I can't play well as opposed to the same old licks. Also, learn from another Genre - e.g. Pedal Steel Bends from Country.
Without a doubt, my fav artist at the moment is Josh Smith - he covers it all really well and is a great educator. Secondly, Guthrie Govan is - amazing player and educator. 10 years ago, it was Larry Carlton and Robben Ford.
No, not Stairway to Heaven - anything that comes to mind at that moment.
A 1971 Gibson 1954 reissue Black Beauty with Micro Frets. I bought it in 1971.....
A PJD St John Limited guitar from the UK
Currently on stage : Boogie Fillmore 25 Watt , Outlaw Effects battery-powered pedalboard using Rattlesnake Cables from Amp -> Pedalboard and guitar -> Pedalboard
I found Rattlesnake Cables at 12th Fret Music in Boise after my Fender Custom Shop cables (made in China) failed, and even though there is a warranty, good luck with that.
The Rattlers have been used for three years now and are still as good as new, with no issues at all.
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