The Good Old Daze...
About three years ago now, I picked up my guitar again after leaving it sit for well over eight years. I'm glad I did. It's given me great pleasure and has allowed me, through the marvels of modern technology, to collaborate with musicians all around the globe. Along with Charlie Wardick, I founded the band, Project-43. We have a great bunch of talented guys and I think we've made some very impressive music (and released two CDs) over this time period. All of it done over the Internet with none of us every having been in the same room together. Pretty cool, eh?
I got my first taste of the 'professional' music life back in the 1980's. For about seven years, I made a living playing guitar in a group called Hot Cargo (believe it or not, they're still gigging!). Those were some pretty partying times to say the least. This was back when I lived in Ohio, where I had grown up. The band played in the greater Cincinnati area. It was one of the best times of my life. Even though nothing much ever came of it, I'm sure glad I took the chance. I would have always wondered what 'could have happened'.
I've also added a Xaviere LP copy that has totally amazed me. Great guitar at a low price. Great quality and sound. In addition, I've added a Schecter 7 string to the collection. It's truly a bad ass guitar.
Even though I'm a few years older now, as you're sure to notice, I still lean towards the heavier side of the Rock & Roll scale. Some of my influences over the years have been Rush, Van Halen, Judas Priest and the Scorpions. Be sure to check out the Project-43 site to hear some of my work and some really good music!