Peavey: EVH Wolfgang - 1999 Dark Cherry/Birdseye Maple FB
Fender: USA Stratocaster - 1989 Midnight Blue/USA Flag PG/
Gibson: SG Supreme - 2005 Fireburst/Rosewood FB
Korg: TR-88 Synthesizer/Workstat ion
Alesis: QS6.1 Synthesizer
Line 6: Pod XT Live
Fender: Ultimate Chorus 2x12
Fender: Twin Amp
Peavey: XR 8600 Powered Mixer
Peavey: PR15 Loudspeaker (2)
Alvarez: DY 61 - 1985 Kazuo Yahri Handmade
Kimball: 1974 'Whitney' Upright Piano
Favorite bands :
Zeppelin, Elton John, Stones, Hendrix, Beatles, Aerosmith, Journey, Styx, REO, REM, Allman Bros., AC/DC, Bad Company, Chuck Berry, Bon Jovi, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Boston, Bowie, Jackson Browne, Clapton, CCR, Deep Purple, Doobies, Drivin'-N-Cryin', Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Grand Funk, G-N-R, Billy Joel, Billy Idol, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Doors, KISS, Little Richard, Moody Blues, Alanis, Ozzy, Nugent, Marshall Tucker, Outlaws, Elvis, Prince, Queen, Santana, Simon & Garfunkel, Steppenwolf, 10 Years After, Thin Lizzy, Who, Van Halen, Train, Coldplay, Yes, ZZ Top, SRV, Guess Who, BTO... just to name a few!
Favorite guitarists :
Jimmy Page, Angus Young, Hendrix, SRV, Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Steve Morse, Jeff Beck, Zakk Wylde, Michael Angelo Batio, Eric Johnson, John Frusciante, Tony MacAlpine, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, Dave Mustanine, Chris Poland, Django Reinhardt, George Benson, Vernon Reid, Alvin Lee, Ted Nugent, Chuck Berry, Duane Allman, Dicky Betts, Satriani, BB King, James Young, Tommy Shaw, Joe Perry, Steve Gaines, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Peter Frampton, Frank Marino, Ritchie Blackmore, Slash, Neal Schon, Prince, Santana, Rik Emmett, Billy Gibbons, Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe, John Mayer, Al DiMeola, John 5, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing, Nuno Bettencourt, George Lynch, Tom Morello, Lindsey Buckingham, Joe Walsh, Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, John Petrucci, David Gilmour, Brian May, Roy Clark, Chet Atkins & last, but not least... Dimebag.
Favorite bassists :
Billy Sheehan, John Entwistle, Stanley Clarke, Geddy Lee, Jack Bruce, Chris Squire, Michael Anthony, Jojo Garza, Flea, Cliff Burton, Jason Newsted, John Paul Jones, Phil Lynott, Duff McKagan, Paul McCartney, Tal Wilkenfeld, Roger Glover, Leland Sklar, James Jamerson, Charles Mingus, Stu Hamm, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Bootsy, Geezer, Steve Harris, John Myung, Jaco Patorius, Randy Jackson & (again) last, but not least... Victor Wooten.
Favorite books :
Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings, The Right Stuff, anything by John Grisham or Stephen King, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, No One Here Gets Out Alive, Wired, Stairway To Heaven, Hammer Of The Gods, Clapton Autobiography, Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test, and just about any biography or autobiography.
Favorite tv :
The Voice, That 70's Show, Sopranos, SNL, Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives, 2-1/2 Men, Married With Children, Just Shoot Me, ID Channel, MLB, College Football (Go Dawgs!), VH1 Behind The Music, That Metal Show, True Detective (1st Season), Dateline, 48 Hours, & History Channel.
Favorite movies :
The Right Stuff, Braveheart, Shawshank Redemption, Goodfellas, Casino, Once Upon A Time In America, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Armageddon, Magnolia, Dances With Wolves, Eddie & The Cruisers, Jeremiah Johnson, Boogie Nights, Big Lebowski, Bull Durham, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, Skin Deep, Good Will Hunting, JFK, Ben Hur, Jackie Brown, Ray, Almost Famous, The Doors, Wonder Boys, Zero Dark Thirty, Lone Survivor, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, & almost all Robin Williams' films.
Professional engineer & musician, avid water/snow skier, golfer.
Self-taught musician on bass, guitar, & piano/keyboard learning to play by ear.
I have been playing in bands since I was 15. I started off playing bass because we didn't have a bassist, but have been playing keys in bands since I was 17 (our keyboardist graduated H.S. & went away on a full music scholarship), & guitar since I was 19. I play mostly rhythm guitar, some lead (not a shredder), keys, and sing in different cover/tribute bands, and write originals. Jonathon Cain is one of my idols as an overall musician.