I have 3 new duo's and one new group. There are two versions of the Canyon Wind Duo. One plays all original music, while the other plays classic pop. Then there is the Parker King Blues duo which will start gigging in 2022.
The group I play bass guitar in is called Shiner's Creek. The instrumentation is fiddle, mandolin, acoustic, electric and bass guitar. The group has been playing Americana music by mixing Country, Bluegrass Fiddle tunes, Roots music, and some Irish Folk music. In addition to playing in my duo's and group I also perform as a soloist (Guitar & Vocals).
The Canyon Wind band (no longer together) released 3 albums of original music. I'm still writing new songs and spending some time recording and releasing them via YouTube, sharing on Facebook and performing them with my the original version of the Canyon Wind Duo. Everything I'm doing now can be found on this website: canyonwindmusic
When I was younger and really interested in playing slide guitar I bough a Coricidin bottle slide like the kind that Duane Allman used. When I got to the gig I was so excited to try it out but that never happened. While loading my gear into the gig I put the slide in my pocket but it fell out and broke into a million pieces :( I never bought another one.
Although this was not my first guitar it was my first good guitar. There was a local guitar player who I idolized for his playing and eventually took guitar lessons with him. Neil Giraldo who went on to play in Rick Derringer band then moved on to fame with Pat Benetar sold me his Fender Stratocaster. It had a 3 way switch and a natural wood finish because he had the paint stripped off the guitar. It was also re-fretted with fat frets. I should have kept it but I sold it to a trumpet player. :( Later on I bought a white Fender Strat because of the pictures of Jimi Hendrix. I used that one for years as my main axe.
After moving over to playing in my Country band the Strat did not cut through the mix so I switch over to Telecaster. But I had to have three pick up Teles because I always loved the in between positions of the Strat. I have a couple of Teles now as well as the white Strat but my main axe is my Gretch Brian Setzer 6120 and my Gretch Panther. Heck I love them all who wouldn'