I grew up in farm country. Life was simple. Nearly everyone drove a pickup. It makes sense that my earliest influences were Bluegrass and Country music. I literally grew up inside of a cornfield. There wasn’t much to do when you were young. I was lucky. I started playing guitar at seven years old. Except for […]
Musically, Johnny and Carlos don’t really have much in common. Yes, they both come from folk music roots tradition to their respective home countries: US and Colombia. But what most certainly they DO have in common is FANS! Loyal fans. Even though Johnny Cash is no longer with us, he passed away in 2003, he […]
I remember quite vividly the day that I announced to my parents I wanted to be a professional musician. I was 11 years old and I had been playing guitar already for 4 years or so. At the time, the great Chet Atkins was my inspiration. My first guitar hero.
My parents stood by me and before I knew it, at age 12, I was in the Musicians Union and getting paid to play gigs!…