3 Shades of Green Classic Rock Band
Most important in my life are my wife, 2 daughters and grandchildren
58 years old - going on 18
First record purchased: The Beatles on 45rpm - I Want to Hold Your Hand when I was 12 years old
Decided to play guitar after seeing the Beatles, specifically John
Last major influences - Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani
Favorite Guitar Player - Jimi Hendrix
Favorite guitars - Gibson ES295, Gibson Firebird, Gibson Les Paul,
Favorite thing to do - Play guitar (wife knows it and is ok with it.
That's why I love her)
Early 70's (Fragile Glass) with Russ Kaniper on Drums, Bob Ackerman on bass and Mark LaDoux on light show. Great Band. Won every Battle of the Bands we entered
72-73 Dave Hedden, Tommy Stark years. This is this time period where I came into my own style of playing that continues today. Dave Hedden as a drummer taught me about timing, showmanship, nuances and detail. It was during this time that we played a show with several other bands. In one of those bands was drummer Gary Worrall. When I saw him play I was blown away. I knew I had to be in a band with him and very soon we were playing together.
Mid 70's to early 80's (Jinn) with Brian Ciardi on bass, Gary Worrall -deceased on drums, (miss you Gary, passed away way to early) Favorite times were opening for Blackfoot at the Showplace in Dover NJ
80'-90's (Legacy) with Frank DeLuca on guitar, Chuck Levy on vocals, Ray Sommo on bass and Danny Mey on drums. Fireside in Denville Thursday house Band for 5 years. Great fun playing Frank DeLuca
Late 90's - early 2000's Sitting in with the McCardle Brothers, Kevin and Barry at Poor Henry's in Montville. My brother Brian and son-in-law Chris would stop in once and a while and sit in on a few songs
That lead to forming an acoustic band,
3 Shades of Green, with my
brother Brian on bass, my son-in-law Chris on vocals.