I started playing piano around the age of 6 and studied classical music until age 18. During high school, I acquired a desire to play guitar and started teaching myself chords on my older brother's guitar. I continued to learn guitar from my husband, and we started a duo and played around the South Florida area. Within the next couple of years, we both played in Southern Rock bands, Calabash, and Crescent Drive, the latter playing all over the Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Gulf Coast and Florida Keys.
What gear do you use?
My first acoustic guitar is a Gibson B-25 Deluxe, which I still have today, and always has been my favorite. I also have a Martin acoustic. My first electric was an Ibanez Musician, which I still have. My main electric these days is a Gibson Les Paul Studio, which plays awesome and I wish I had this guitar when I was playing all the Allman Brothers' solos in Crescent Drive! I still own the amp which I used in the bands, a Music Man, with 4x10 speakers.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
As a kid, it was Beatles, Beatles and more Beatles! As an adult, it was The Allman Brothers (particularly Dicky Betts), Lynyrd Skynyrd (particularly, Allen Collins and Gary Rossington(, Les Dudek, Carlos Santana, Peter Green, Steve Morse, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Jimi Hendrix, the Outlaws (Huey Thomasson and Billy Jones), George Harrison and John Lennon, The Little River Band's Ric Formosa, The Yardbirds, Matt Guitar Murphy and Michael Giles from Dada.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?