Songs. Mine. Others.
I wrote, played, programmed, & produced everything you hear, unless otherwise noted.
Without You Blues – with John Gebhardt on vocals
I Want To Know – with John Gebhardt on vocals
What – I’m into any genre that demonstrates technical virtuosity, as well as tunes that just feel good. Depending on my mood, I especially like jazz fusion, blues, gospel, funk, rock of all shapes and sizes, i.e. alt/metal/hard/classic. Hmm, I suppose my taste could best be classified as fairly schizo overall.
Where – I like going to see live shows and one of the best places to do this is a frayed and somewhat tattered, yet not decrepit, little club in Hollywood (well, technically its in Studio City) called The Baked Potato. What’s cool is it routinely get these amazing, world class players who made their names and money as studio musicians, session players, touring, etc. They come to the Baked Potato to play what they want to play as opposed to what they get paid to play. It’s the quintessential little hole in the wall, is not much bigger than your living room and you can chat with your hero between sets. OK, there are admittedly plenty of other great venues across So Cal, but it deserves special recognition…
Who – I need to call out a few favorites here…
Eddie Van Halen
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Gotta say a couple quick words about Steve Lukather, who is my probably my favorite guitarist. He plays what is beyond comprehensible, fluidly moving from hauntingly beautiful ballads, to mind numbingly complex jazz, to brutally in your face metal – all of it amazing. He is so good at so many genres – it’s this balance across so many things that makes him so great.
Tony Royster, Jr.
Sammy Hagar (also gotta appreciate his entrepreneurial skills)
Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan, Marcus Miller, Flea
David Sanborn, Brandon Fields,
Prince, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout
Alter Bridge, Dirty Loops, Winery Dogs, Rush, Chicken Foot, The Time, Toto, RHCP
…and zillions of others…
Image sources: Umm, well they’re actually all me (except the 2 cool backgrounds). There is sort of an explanation for them here. Though that may raise more questions than it answers. So for the full story, assuming you have 15 minutes, go here.