DERIVING MEANING FROM ART/A TRAVELING MUSICIANS SURVIVAL GUIDE/MY FAVORITE MARK TWAIN QUOTE

The great thing about art is that two people can look at a painting, read a book, listen to a song, etc, and come away from it with different interpretations of what the meaning is, if there is a meaning at all. Sometimes one's interpretation differs from the intent of the creator. Meaning can be …

INTERVIEW – MARCO MARTINEZ, GUITARIST FOR ROOTS OF A REBELLION (NASHVILLE REGGAE)

I'm super excited to share this conversation I had with my fellow guitarist and good friend Marco Martinez with y'all. I found the conversation to be insightful; we touch on being in an independent group, his journey with tendonitis and carpel tunnel syndrome, the Tennessee reggae scene, and his favorite gear and tones. I'd like …

LEARNING GUITAR AND MUSIC THROUGH HISTORY/A TRIBUTE TO HUBERT SUMLIN

There are a lot of ways to approach learning how to play guitar. When I started playing, I was amazed and inspired by super shredders like John Petrucci, Randy Rhoads, and Yngwie Malmsteen. I was in awe of their technique and their sound. All three shared a real elegant ferocity that somehow paid tribute to …