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Gear

  • Sawchyn SSD-83CJ
  • Fender 65 Reissue Deluxe
  • Matchless Chieftain Amp
  • Vintage Fender Super Reverb w. JBL Speakers
  • Leslie Model 18 Guitar Leslie Cab.
  • Fender Bassman Amp
  • CAE Bradshaw Custom FX Switching system
  • SHURE Wireless system (Guitars)
  • Fender Stratocasters
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Gretsch Sparkle Jet
  • Larrivee Acoustic Guitar
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Silvertone Electric (for Slide)
  • Ibanez Tube Screamer Pedal
  • Diamond Compressor Pedal
  • Line 6 Delay
  • Zevex Box O Rock Pedal
  • OCD Distortion Pedal
  • Boss Delay Pedal

Artists

  • Ry Cooder
    Not only did I name my son after him but his records and slide playing really shaped my love for slide guitar and blues.
  • Otis Rush
    Otis is perhaps the most emotive blues singer I’ve ever heard. There is an immediacy in his delivery unlike anyone else. His cover of Willie Dixon’s Double Trouble is a great example of this.
  • Albert King
    The king of the five fret bend left his mark heavily on Stevie Ray and Hendrix and countless others. Cross Cut Saw is a great example of his style although I was a big fan of his Truckload of Lovin’ album as well. I got to see him play a number of times and opened up a show for him when I was 20 years old or so.
  • Junior Wells
    In a way Junior was the James Brown of the blues to me. Great voice with a distinctive sound and killer harp playing. I named my 1st band after his fantastic reared with Buddy Guy called Hoodoo Man Blues.
  • John Hammond Jr.
    This guy is a fantastic acoustic/electric blues player from the east coast of the states. Great voice and great guy. I’m a huge fan. Check out the recording Mileage
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
    What can you say? The best ever.
  • Stevie Wonder
    Great writer… great player… ¬†great singer (under statement). You can learn everything you need to know about singing here.
  • Jackie Wilson
    One of the best singers ever. Some of the material can be a little dated now but his voice remains unchallenged in many ways. The falsetto in particular.
  • Michael Jackson
    He took a lot of heat in his lifetime, but he was/is a great great singer. He had the X quotient big time.
  • Django Reinhart
    Remarkable in every way as a guitarist even without his physical handicap on his playing hand. A Frenchman influenced by American jazz with a strong European flair.
  • Sam Cooke
    Along with Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke had it all. Gravel but sweet voice with amazing dexterity and style.
  • Muddy Waters
    President of the Blues, Muddy had style and class like no other. It was the authority of his delivery that helped him to stand apart from the others.

Websites

  • Lucinda Williams
    one of the coolest women in the world and unbelievable writer and singer with a major twang
  • Billie Holiday
    instantly creates the best vibe going… talk about style
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
    saw her in a little club in Montreal when she first came out…..so good.
  • The Weepies
    great pop tunes and harmonies from these two singers form LA
  • Sarah Dugas
    she is the singer of the Winnipeg band the Duhks. Great voice.
  • Shelby Lynne
    love her pop stuff on her earlier records
  • Van Morrison
    love it all , although enlightenment and astral weeks may be my faves
  • Pink
    don’t love all the songs but I love her voice
  • Irma Thomas
    all her early songs and recordings are great