Let’s begin in 1964. I was sitting on the floor at a neighbor’s house who had a TV and the Beatles had just performed on Ed Sullivan. And then let’s consider 1969 and I had just learned “Down on the Corner” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Then, when Woodstock came along, I was totally hooked. I didn’t find my instrument until 1971 when I was fortunate enough to get classical guitar lessons. And then in 1976 lessons continued with Larry Snitzler who had studied with Segovia.
|Ok, so I have been in many bands. Big bands, jazz bands, rock bands, folk bands, and vocal bands. And all the while I have listened to and learned many songs and met and played with many musicians. It’s hard to remember all their names over the last forty-seven years of my being a musician.|
|In October of 2016 I was asked if I wanted to join in on a Moody Blues tribute. And honestly I had to stop and think about who they were. And then the memories started flooding back in. The more I listened to the albums and the songs, the more I remembered how great the musicianship and songwriting really was, and still is today.|
|Just for reference, my instruments include a Taylor 12 string acoustic guitar, a Taylor 6 string acoustic guitar(in open C tuning), a Gibson ES 339 electric guitar, a 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb amplifier, and several analog guitar effects. Which in terms of the Moody Blues puts me in the position of Justin Hayward.|