Favorite bands :
The Beatles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, and Foghat for the classics... of course there are more.
Nirvana, The Vines, The Von Bondies, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Everclear, Soundgarden, and Bush for the newer genre.
Favorite guitarists :
Well strangely enough I don't have favorite guitarists because it's either the whole band or nothing with me. That's probably strange for me to be saying on a website about guitar but I focus on the bigger picture. There are solo artists who are just phenomenal (I assume you know the ones I'm referring to), but I just need something more than sweeps and arpeggios.
Favorite books :
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rum Diary, Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and the two biographies written by Charles Cross about Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. All of these books mean a lot to me and the earlier ones have led me to where I am today.
My name is Adam S. Graye and I currently live in North County, Missouri with my wife Erica. I have a master's degree in Journalism and I have the distinct pleasure of being the current Editor for the North County Daily Newspaper. Though my position is largely focused on distributing a wide array of articles from politics to crime, I spend a great deal of my time with the music industry. I play guitar myself though I personally choose not lead my career in that direction, but I wish to bring anything I can offer to the table. It is my goal to witness the next iconic rockstar and at least say that I saw it coming before it ever really happened. What I mean is simply this: As we've seen in the past that Rock 'n Roll frequently goes through a drought which is always followed by a rebirth, it would be logical to assume that another renaissance is not too far ahead. This is brought about by an iconic rockstar that takes the current music style, throws it in the fire, and completely creates something new. This is what I hope to see and be a part of, absolutely.