Artist Of The Month August Part 2
My early influences were the popular musicians of the 70s: Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, in addition to Chuck Berry (who was having a revival in Australia in the 70s), and of course the Beatles. Later when I moved from my hometown to the big city – Sydney – I met with an important mentor figure. That was Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy introduced me to a huge range of guitar players across all genres of music, and the one that had the biggest impact on me was Chet Atkins. From that point I became focused on solo fingerstyle guitar.