Asked to play guitar for opening celebration service at church plant (Hope Community Church) in 1988. Asked to continue to play. Baptized 1991 with all family (wife & 3 children) || "Just the guitar player" for 17 yrs. Worship leader for last 3 yrs........52 yrs young this July. One 7 yr old grand-daughter, and one 3 month old grand-son. Work for "Smurfit. M.B.I." as a press operator since 1975. Ready for retirement:)! Have 6 or 7 guitars including Hagstrom/Larrivee/RainSong/Fender strat, and more. You can never have too many guitars:) Mostly love fingerstyle/open tuning/jazz...which isn't really in much demand in church circles. Teach guitar at home, and love to play.
Psalm 98: 4-6: "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn - shout for joy before the Lord, the King."
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Yeah I lead worship a couple of times a month from my guitar, a Martin or I use a Variax line 6. I teach music to little children and use my Alvarez Yari for that. I too have a slight bit of GAS! Love that acronym!
My husband is a computer geek and collect that kind of stuff so if I ever feel GAS coming on, he generally lets me go for it!
So which is your favorite?
Yep short for Elizabeth and Yep did the work in a very nice studio using studio musicians and had an arranger and producer work on my stuff.
Nice guitars in your photos! are they all yours? did I see a Rainsong? I had one for a while but had some trouble with it on stage with constant feedback and some bumps on the neck so I returned it.
Yeah, Guildford shopping centre...learned to rollerskate there as a kid! Have fun at Breakforth. I've been 3 times, but not since they doubled the size of the venue. I should go again...maybe next year.
Amen to never having too many guitars. I keep telling my wife that. I have a PRS, Carvin AE-185, custom handmade Clement (he plays guitar in on our worship team), Ovation (actually 2 of them) and a Strat.