Derek Springer has been playing guitar for over thirty years. He's been writing for almost as long. He is heavily influenced by the music his father listened to, such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and more. He also has a lot of modern influences, including Foo Fighters, Barenaked Ladies, Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
I've known me all my life, and, as a result, I know when I can work with me and when I can't. The plus side of recording by myself is that there are no other egos to deal with.
I've been in the following bands:
Association of Rock
Gun Metal Blue
Lenny & Herb's Funkadelic Blues Explosuon
I had fun in all of them, but I prefer writing by myself. Fewer arguments that way.
I haven't played live in a couple of years--I left my old band, Gypsy Moth back in 2012--but I do love to get out and play whenever I can. Picking specific special moments is hard because it's always a blast.
Edward Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Vai, and Jimi Hendrix. There are more, but, really, it would take way too much time.
I use a custom-made Mean Street Intruder guitar, a Squier Stratocaster, and another custom guitar that is based on a Charvel San Dimas. For recording, I'm all digital.