Favorite bands :
Willie Nelson, Zac Brown, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, Todd Snider, Stevie Wonder, lots of wonderful stuff out there.
Favorite guitarists :
My friends who play with me around the campfire.
Favorite bassists :
I'm not so good about reading album covers and remembering names. Whoever played with Stevie Ray Vaughan was brilliant. Paul McCartney could have been famous as a bassist even without his formidable guitar and songwriting skills. Whoever played with Gordon Lightfoot and kept a fast-moving groove on the bass going without overwhelming the mellow nature of the song - total brilliance right there.
Favorite books :
I read mostly the Bible and books about fishing and rivers.
Favorite tv :
TV is for wasting time. I enjoy the shows but don't know if there's anything I can write down as a favorite. Perhaps "Good Eats", but I haven't seen it in a long time and don't even know if it is still on.
Favorite movies :
The Princess Bride, Casablanca, Harvey, The Maltese Falcon, African Queen, Star Wars, Oh Brother Where Art Thou
Play acoustic guitar mostly in a style that sort-of, kind-of approximates Travis picking. I also play bass, play at harmonica, and I have several other instruments laying about clamoring for my attention.