An aging hippie turned semi-establishment, I cut my teeth on Motown, Beatles, Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Hendrix, Animals, Stones -- all those great bands that brought rock into it's own. During high school and college I played in a cover band, mostly for Friday and Saturday night dances in a small northern town. Three music-loving children kept my musical tastes evolving, whether I wanted them to or not. I hadn't touched a guitar in maybe 25 years when I developed the itch to play again.
This was one of the groups I played in during high school - the Border Brass - that's me on the right with my '63 ES-335. I also played bass and rythm in a rock band, guitar in a jazz combo, and the baritone horn in the school marching band and pep band. The guy with the bass, Eddie Anderson, played keyboards with an early incarnation of the J. Geils band before they started recording. That's a 150 watt home-brew bass amp behind us. It could lift the front of your car from a hundred feet! lol At least it seemed that way to us.
The picture below is me at the Beckham Creek Cave House near Jasper, Arkansas, last Thanksgiving, chilling with a little earphone practice (hiding from the relatives). Cool place - check it out at Cave House