I didn’t start out wanting to play guitar. Being raised in an Amish home, we really weren’t expected to do anything but the chores. But I “broke Amish” way before it became a popular TV show. I ran away from my settlement in Pennsylvania when I was 15 and literally joined a traveling fair (aka – circus). It was there that I was introduced to a freak show star, Jerry Mander. Jerry could play the ukulele with her feet (her arms were an unfortunate circumstance of a childhood prank – too long a story to tell here). So, I graduated from the ukulele to acoustic guitar, picking out all the Amish songs we sang as a kid. Then I heard a song called Voodoo Chile by Jimmy Hendrix at a fair stop in Wichita and my life was forever changed. It was right then that I took up my whole months wages and bought a cheap Peavey amp and a Squier classic vibe at a pawn shop in Poughkeepsie. Fast forward 40yrs and I’m living my dream life, living with my cat and playing great tunes with the other guys in Used Groove.