Hi everyone and welcome to my Guitar crazy 1 website. Music has always been a passion of mine. When I was first learning to play guitar there was no internet. Everything I learned was accomplished through friends, music store employees, countless magazines and trial and error. I would like to share my knowledge and experiences as well as my opinions and preferences with you in the hopes of making your musical journey a little easier than mine.
My musical life
I started playing guitar at the age of 15. I remember many years prior to that jumping on the sofa, playing air guitar with a tennis racquet to my KISS Alive ll album. This was only the beginning of what would become a musical journey that stills holds many of my fondest memories.
By the time I was 16, my brother and I formed a rock band just south of Ft. Worth, Texas. We played small gigs, recorded a 6 song EP, and eventually did a club circuit tour playing 6 nights a week, 3 hours per night. Traveling around Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana in an old school bus made for some of the best and worst times I have ever experienced. My brother is in the middle and I am in the top right of the photo to the right.
In January of 1989, the band moved to Los Angeles and worked our way through the ranks of the 1000’s of bands there and found ourselves headlining some of the biggest and most famous clubs in L.A. Although we did have major record label interest, the music world as we knew it changed almost overnight with the arrival of “grunge” music. We found it increasingly harder to maintain the following that we had built up, and in April of 1992, the band broke up.
Through the years I have owned and used many different guitars, amps, effects pedals and accessories. My opinions are nothing more than an opinion, but they are based on years of hands on, real world knowledge. I hope you will find value in them.
My life now
I now reside in the Houston, Texas area with my wife, my two sons and our two dogs. My brother lives 10 minutes from me and we are still best friends to this day.
I would love to hear about your favorite gear or stories of your musical journey.
Have a look around and never be afraid to be called crazy…crazy can be a good thing.
Founder of Guitar Crazy 1