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I live, play and teach guitar in Los Angeles and play many styles of music. Iíve spent many years playing acoustic and electric guitar in original, blues, pop, rock, cover and jazz bands.

I perform solo guitar, I'm involved with a few musical projects, and I play regularly "This Ain't Your Daddy's Big Band". The band is led by Rex Merriweather and is a 20-piece band that plays jazz, big band, funk, latin and rock music - www.bigbandrockparty.com. Rex's band includes touring/recording players from Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones, Dixie Chicks, Stevie Wonder, Arturo Sandoval, Guns & Roses, Tower of Power and many other high profile artists, and we play great arrangements of great songs!
I also have a song-writing partner and you can click here Wednesday Night Music to hear some sample clips.

I started playing guitar when I was 13 and have a varied musical education through several colleges and teachers. I have done a lot of my own studying and practicing using books like "Chord Chemistry" by Ted Greene, "Superchops" by Howard Roberts, and the old "Kicking Mule" record and tab series for fingerstyle guitar. I've been fortunate to take lessons with Guitar Greats Ted Greene, Howard Roberts, Joe Pass, Robben Ford and several other guitarists.

Iím a total gearhead and I enjoy playing several types of guitars and amps! I love playing electric guitar, but there's something very organic about playing an acoustic guitar, it's just wood, steel and me, and I guess some glue. :)

My current acoustic rig is:
Stonebridge OM-23 CM 6-string guitar with a Fishman Matrix Natural active pickup
Larriveť OMV-03 6-string guitar with a K&K Mini Western pickup (passive)
Breedlove Focus Performance Series Maple 12-string with LR Baggs Dual electronics
Schertler Unico amp
LR Baggs Para DI pre-amp
A pedalboard with a few pedals that I change around like Peterson Strobostomp tuner, reverb, delay, and volume
I use Elixir .011 custom light nanawebs on the Stonebridge and Larrivee
I use Elixir .010 light nanawebs on the Breedlove 12-string

My electric rig is usually changing, and there's some pics up on facebook, but maybe I'll post some here soon too.

Thanks for checking out my site and comeback soon!

Best,

A Few Influences:
The Beatles, TV show themes from the 60ís and 70ís, Leo Kottke, Stefan Grossman, Tony Rice, Al DiMeola, Steve Morse, lots of Robben Ford, Steely Dan, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Pat Thrall, Scott Henderson, Wes Montgomery, Danny Gatton, Joe Pass, Django, Chet Atkins, Barney Kessel, Mark OíConnor, Ted Greene, George Benson, Steve Lukather, Gary Moore, Brent Mason, Ry Cooder, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster, Howard Alden, Dan Faehnle, Howard Roberts, Bruce Forman, Tuck Andress, Laurence Juber, Tommy Emmanuel, Ed Gerhard, Daniel Gilbert, Jerry Edelnant, Bireli Lagrene, Pat Martino, Jerry Reed, Albert Lee, Melissa Etheridge, The Eagles, windshield wiper rhythms (are you still reading this?), Jim Croce, James Taylor, Paul Simon, big band, funk, and Motown. I listened to a lot of David Grisman, Jean Luc Ponty, Steely Dan and I always liked Toto. In my teens, it seemed impossible to not hear music of rock bands like Journey, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Doobie Brothers, Creedence and all those other 70ís bands who were always on the radio. I could keep going, but thereís too many to list.



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