My Acoustic Show:
I spent countless hours carefully choosing the songs on my list. I, of course, want to play the songs people want to hear, but also want to enjoy the songs I am playing. It is difficult to create a play list that will appeal to people of all ages and musical interests. I wanted my show to be different and to fill the void of songs people love by artists such as the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, the Moody Blues, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull.
Fortunately, I have been heavily influenced by several generations of musicians of varying disciplines, and have a broad musical base to draw from. My play list spans across the genres of rock & roll (oldies), pop, classic rock, folk, country and modern rock.
Take a look at the list and I think you'll agree that not only does it have all the bases covered; the songs that were picked are some of the greatest of all time.Acoustic Play List
I started out by borrowing my older brother’s guitar when I was about 12 years old, and spent the next few years learning everything I could( much to the irritation of my family – who heard me practicing over and over again.
As a teenager I acquired a great deal of dexterity and technical mastery of the guitar through the scale studies of Steve Vai, Eric Johnson and Yngwie Malmstein.
Over the years, through my acquaintances and friendships with people of varying ages and backgrounds, I’ve learned that there are many things that make musicians great. For example, one has to be in awe of the beauty and poetry of Simon and Garfunkel, the soul of Stevie Ray Vaughn, the songwriting prowess of the Beatles,and the shear genius of Chick Corea and Dave Brubeck. Not to mention the brilliance of overlapping emotions within a perfect harmony in compositions by Mozart and Bach. Such Musicians have heavily influenced my style.
I am currently composing and recording my own music individually and with MY Bands. I have Several acoustic duos, which adds the dimension of harmony and the depth of More Instruments
This will be an exciting year and I look forward to sharing my show with you!