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Home of the Over the Hill Rocker

Don't know if I have anything to offer. Made af few dollars (mostly beers) many years ago. Had a blast. Sold all my gear when I got married the second time (clue here). Just getting back into it after 13 years. I enjoy playing covers but always had a love for writing my own music (can't do lyrics).

Playing Catch Up

I'm trying to remember scales. Finger exercises. Anything I can do to get better and faster. One of the best tools I've found is a plug-in for WinAmp that will allow to change the pitch/tempo of your Mp3 files so you don't have to retune. You can find it on their web site.

Musical Influences

  • Jimmy Page, Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck
  • Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa
  • Larry Carlton, Al DiMeola, Lee Ritenour,

Favorite Recordings

  • Rock & Roll Animal - Lou Reed
  • Best of the Gypsy Kings
  • Any Stevie Ray Vaughan