What better time to be born than the 1960’s, in terms of creative flowering! My first album was “Abbey Road.” I was eight when I got my first guitar – a ten dollar beater. I remember just holding the neck with my left hand and strumming as hard as I could with my right, thinking how great it sounded. So the self-confidence was there from the beginning. Luckily there was also the initiative to learn a few chords, and a teacher or two to help me along the way.
I took classical lessons up until around age 13. My teacher talked about me maybe going to a conservatory (honestly, I wasn’t that good), but by then I’d heard Zeppelin and Skynyrd, and Hendrix, and it was just too late – I wanted to rock!