I grew up listening to all genres of music.
My first instrument was the volin. I played violin from the 4th grade to the 9th grade.
Then I heard Kiss's "Detroit Rock City", and I new what I wanted to do... play guitar! I've been playing guitar ever since. I also play some bass.
Through the years I've been stuck in a rut, pretty much only listening to and playing Heavy Metal, but over the last year, a positive and encouraging woman (you know who you are!) opened my eyes, and for that, I have grown and expanded my guitar playing ability.
Some of my influences are OMEN, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath.