Margaret River, WA
In the 1970's I would go to bed on a Monday night with transistor radio listening to Peter Holland's blues show on 6WF. Wolf, Waters, Booker White.
I have this clear memory as a 15 year old turning on a torch, writing in green pencil on the side of a bed side cupboard Loan me a Dime, the Boz version. The future was set.
Now days I have the luxury and the pleasure of going through phases playing electric, acoustic or resonator guitars. Which in turn informs what guitars I will take to the next gig.
It’s all about the tone, the phrasing and the space between notes. It’s about letting go but being in control at the same time. A thing that cannot be taught rather gathered over time.
What I aspire to have in my playing is the call and answer, a foundation that blues, jazz, soul and gospel is built upon.
If I could only have one guitar it would be a National Tricone, then again ask me again tomorrow and I’ll tell you something different