Favorite bands :
The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, moe., The Rolling Stones, Son Volt, Tishamingo, The Tragically Hip, Little Feat, The Derek Trucks Band, The Beatles, The Drive-by Truckers, Bloodkin, Blue Mountain, The Band, Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses, Phish, Lucero, The Deadstring Brothers, The Faces
Favorite guitarists :
Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Derek Trucks, Gary Rossington, J.J. Cale, Lowell George, Michael Houser, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Jerry Garcia, Cary Hudson, Marc Ford, Steve Gaines, Allen Collins, John McLaughlin, Toy Caldwell, Tab Benoit, Johnny Winter, Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton, Chuck Garvey, Wes Montgomery, Ben Harper, Trey Anastasio, Bobby Baker, Jerry Joseph, Stephen Stills, Mike Campbell, Paul Barerre, George Harrison, Les Dudek, Jimmy Page, Gary Louris, Jackie Greene, Sonny Landreth, Jason Isbell, Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, James McMurtry, Izzy Stradlin, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, Chris Whitley, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Carter, Geoff Achison, Jeff Miller
Favorite bassists :
Allen Woody, Dave Schools, Berry Oakley, Phil Lesh, Mike Gordon, Rob Derhak, Oteil Burbridge, Kenny Gradney, Todd Smallie, Lemar Williams, Rick Laird, Tommy Caldwell, Tommy Shannon, Bill Wyman, Paul McCartney, John Entwhistle, Rick Danko, Juan Nelson, Shonna Tucker
Favorite books :
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, the Wheel of Time series, Skydog: The Duane Allman Story, This Perfect Day, halfway through Frank Herbert's Dune series
Favorite tv :
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, South Park, Robot Chicken, The History Channel
Favorite movies :
Pulp Fiction, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs, The Warriors, O' Brother Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Dogma, The Life of Brian
I'm a thirty year old music freak, raised by another music freak. I bought my first guitar when I was 23, and I've been playing since I was 25. I grew up watching my dad play in a few bands, and helping him figure out the lyrics to the songs that they covered - primarily Southern Rock and Blues. He sang, played percussion, and blew a damn good harp. His mother was a lounge singer in her 40's, and when she was in her teens, she sang for the big band that her father played saxophone in - they even cut a few 78's.
No wife, no kids, no worries. I work in a metal shop, building commercial grade lawnmowers. As long as I have friends, family, music, and beer, life will be good.