Re: Who the hell are you!?
Name: Curtis H.
Residence: Charlotte NC
Profession: Pipe Hauler, Machnine Oper., Iron Pourer.
Musical Talent: alway's hard to judge myself, been in a couple of band's and have been playing guitar for a long time. At time's I feel like I'm as good as alot of musicians, other time's, I wonder. I just love playing until my hand's are burning and I'm almost to the point of crying, not because of my hand's, but because of everything that goes into it. The heart, the passion, the frustration, trying to reach the point of hearing sweetness come out of my guitar and amp again and again and again.
Guitar's I own: '79 Gibson 335 Jazzmaster(sweet guitar my dad owned)'61 fender mustang(another sweet guitar)yamaha cg-300a classical acoustic, rg-220b ibanez electric,ovation balladeer electric/acoustic that is has been signed by steve vai & the breed.
Hobbies: the guitar obviously, model car's when i have time, madden football online, live show's, dabbling on the computer, working out, cooking, camping, shooting hoops, huge carolina tarheel fan, playing w/my girlfriend, fishing, going out to eat.
Influences: so many, damn so many. I guess the earliest I can remember would be my dad. He was the one that got me started loving the guitar, teaching me the fundamental's, i'll never forget my first song that he taught me, "house of the rising sun". from there it would be the "outlaws". My dad bought me an 8-trac, that's right, an 8-trac of this band because he knew i loved the song "ghost riders in the sky" but what he didn't know was who the outlaws were and how much they rocked. He's alway's been an older music lover, hank williams, eddie arnold, chet atkins, ernest tubb to name a few. I don't know what happened to that 8-trac, but i wish i still had it. As i grew older my older sisters, yes sisters, had me listening to steve miller, led zeppelin, black oak arkansas, yes, gino vanelli, lynyrd skynyrd, black sabbath etc. then i got into iron maiden,judas priest, rush, and i can't go on, it would take to much time, but i think you get the idea. Oh god, i can't leave 'em out, one the greatest bands in my time.........Boston. seen them numerous times and can never get enough of their heartfelt song's. Boston RULES!!!
In a nutshell, I'm raising my 3 children of whom I got custody of over 2 yrs ago. Two teenage daughters and a 6 yr old son, yes, it is a challenge to say the least. But i love them dearly and they make my life worth living. My escape, my release, my sanity if you will.........locking myself away w/my line 6 and my ibanez and going from there. that's about it............frethound