I sang in front of Sunday School. Started drums in 4th grade, chorus and piano in 6th, and took up guitar in college. Wrote my first song in high school, and have written over 500 since.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Chicago, in my youth. Band was good but nothing memorable in particular other than it was my first concert. went with high school friends. Since then I've seen many many shows, including following Neil Young on tours and also I've seen Springsteen a bunch of times too.
What gear do you use?
my main one is a deluxe Strat, translucent blue. My preferred drum machine is the Roland DR-770. Also have a Fender Jazz Bass and various synths.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Beatles. sister gave me 45 of I Wanna Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There. Later listened to Casey Kasem in early 70s. Starting in college Neil Young was biggest influence.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
have played band and solo gigs. Last real band was in 99. since then solo.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Neil, Lennon and McCartney, Cobain, Jimmy Page, Townshend, Stones. For obvious reasons, they are my heroes.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
my own greatest hits. Not kidding, a lot of work went into those songs, it would keep coming back around to all that. If not, I'd take Surrealistic Pillow by the Jefferson Airplane which brings back youth and freedom.