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Member Since 09 Jan 2013
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About Me

Been reading music since I was 10. Played trumpet and then baritone horn from 3rd grade through soph year in HS. Sang in choirs most of my life. My first electric was a Gibson '59 LP Cherry Sunburst (bar inlay). Paid $150 in 1965. Sold it in 1967 for $135. (Yeah, I know, dumb.) Next electric was an ES-335TD purchased at Chuck Levin's in Wheaton, MD. (Grew up in Greenbelt, MD.) Have also had a Fender Squier Standard Strat, Squier Tele Deluxe, and Oscar Schmidt classical-electric but now sticking with my Takamine Jasmine flat-top box and my new Epi Emperor Swingster.


Guitarists I like include Al Caiola, Duane Eddy, Link Wray, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Luther Perkins, Carl Perkins, Lennon/Harrison. Love to listen to BB King and Eric Clapton. Haven't heard him lately but think Phil Keaggy is the greatest. Okay, yes, I'm a "traditional" country, 60's rock, blues, and gospel music fan. I do NOT like metal, heavy rock, rap. Yes, being a teen in the 60s (thus my handle), I also like "psychadelic" (think 8 Miles High by the Byrds). I think Inna Gadda Da Vida (Iron Butterfly) and White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane) were "Metal" long before the term was used. (I get a kick out of rolling down the road, pulling up next to a car with some metal playing, and turning up Inna Gadda Da Vida. I get "like, what's that?") Too many 60s groups to say who was my favorite EXCEPT I was, and still am, a BIG Beach Boys (and surf music) fan. Favorite guitar song: most anything done by Duane Eddy, but especially Rebel Rouser.

I really want to learn to play this time, at least to the point where I can function in a church praise band. My wife got me the "Learn and Master ..." course for Christmas this year.

Looking forward to exchanging ideas, etc. with ya'll!

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