My first memory is playing my mothers albums every day. Humble Pie, Motown, Stax, Rod Stewart,( and The Faces) Hendrix, so many but soul music was my love. Rock music was awesome back then as well and the majority of my bands have been blues/rock bands. As someone who grew up going to church 3 or 4 times a week, Gospel has a special place for me and it was the church choir practices and random quiet moments when I taught myself how to play piano. A few years later I switched to guitar at 13 and never looked back. What music gives me is an ability to recall happy moments and milestones in my life. Not to mention it's the greatest therapy I know. Locking in on a jam, especially playing with others is what it's all about.