It all started around 1964 listening to the Beatles,and Stones,Yardbirds ,BB.King, Albert King, and Muddy Waters,Clapton,Carlos Santana, and Hendrix and Jeff Beck,Duane Allman, and  oh my... so many other great players from John McLaughlin, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai,Frank Gambale, Larry Carlton, Allan Holdsworth, GaryMoore,Tommy Emmanuel,Steve Morse ,Andy Timmons, John Petrucci and more many more,....... each and every one of them has helped shape the style mood, fury, sensitivity and passion in my playing , and I am forever grateful!

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