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My First Love


I've loved music since I was a little boy. I can remember the day I heard Iron Maiden's 'Piece of Mind' for the first time. I had only been playing guitar for a short time but I played constantly. That day, my playing changed. My love for music was defined. That day changed my life. ​

Just one year later, my playing had evolved significantly. I practiced for hours. I played every day. I thought I had heard it all. I was pretty confident in my abilities. Then it all changed again. In a tiny record store in Morgantown West Virginia, my grandmother and I heard something playing over the store speakers that just blew my young mind. It was Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force. It was unlike anything I had ever heard before. Fast and articulate. He was playing harmonic minors, arpeggios and triads that seemed to go on for days. ​

That day changed my playing forever. My grandmother didn't have much money but knew I had to have it. She bought my first Malmsteen record. That woman was a Saint.


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Hit the play button below to hear some of my music. The playlist features a small collection of songs I composed using virtual instruments and analog equipment.

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