If one person can be a band, then I guess I'm a band. WIth the exception of a few vocals by some talented friends, everything you hear is my doing.
Started playing guitar when I was 18, and like most other things in my life, it became an on again, off again passion of my life. Always there, but not the only thing. Even though I majored in Guitar in college, I never really wanted to explore music as a way to put food on the table.
Never joined a band. Thats one reason for this being a bit of a one-man-band sort of recording (minus the cymbals on the knees and the funny hat). Part of the problem was that I never really enjoyed just playing covers of other peoples music. One or two cover songs were fun, but an entire night of it was not for me. I enjoyed putting my own thoughts & opinions to music, but didn't have enough of my own music finished to fill a set or two.
I finally got serious about recording some of the songs I'd written on just my guitar so that I could fully realize what I heard in my head. As I played these songs, I could hear the different instrumentations and how they should sound. This music is a result of a lot of time spent learning, re-doing, re-learning, and finishing almost every aspect of the process of creating that sound.
Don't play live, right now. That could change, though.
60's/70's guitar-based rock, Eagles, Chris Issak, Genesis & all its parts, The Who, Roxy Music
I use old stuff:
Alesis sr16 (less & less, though)
Hand-built ToneMaid tele-copy