I'm just your average guitar obsessed guy from Chicago. I've been playing since the mid 90's, but I never really progressed much because I never really challenged myself to learn anything new. I decided that it was time to get serious about 4 years ago. I was tired of being this huge music fan - constantly reading about bands, collecting music, going to concerts, etc. - but not being able to actually play the kind of music that I enjoyed.
I've been taking lessons with this jazzhead named Dale. Dale's a cool guy and a badass guitarist. He can make your head spin with his knowledge of theory. I try to practice at least a few hours every day, sometimes to the detriment of other things I have going on in my life ;P. I can easily waste an entire day messing around on my acoustic in front of the TV, I get so engrossed. I love coming up with a nice sounding line or learning a new piece that I can play for friends.
I've been playing piano since I was six, by the time I was in high school I had become a pretty competent classical player. I recently bought a midi keyboard and have been messing around on keys again. I've also been getting into digital recording software. Someday I'd like to bring everything together and create some cool original music.
My gear is:
Martin D-16GT acoustic, an old Yamaha acoustic, Les Paul or Strat through a Vox AC30, and a bunch of pedals...