When I was 15 years old. I started playing on my best friend's dad's Yamaha acoustic guitar. I then got my own guitar as a Christmas gift from my parents later that same year. They had no idea what they were getting themselves into.
We had a family piano. I usually just enjoyed listening to my mom play it. She was good. Sometimes I would sit and play a few tunes, but most of the time the song ended with someone yelling "MATT!...STOP!". I tried out for band in elementry school one year. I wanted to play the drums, but the band director wanted me to play a horn instrument. So I didn't play in the band that year, but I did join the school and church choirs.
I think it was "Let It Be" by the Beatles. I new a few riffs before that, but that was the first song I could play and sing all the way through.
That's a toss up between Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. When I first started listening to Dylan, his music made me want to be somthing bigger than I was. When I first started listening to Bruce, I felt that I had found something inside me that I didn't know was there. I guess they brought some kind of a balance to me.
I think I just wanted to get out and see things I had never seen before. I can safely say that I did just that.
It was Hot! Very Hot! There was a lot of sand, and I missed my family and friends everyday. As for the details.....well, maybe one day I'll write a book.
Well.....I have been to over half the states in the U.S. I have been to both Mexico and Canada. I have been to Germany, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Ireland, Iraq, Kuwait, Netherlands, Hungry(For a Layover), Austria and I think that is about it. Oh, And I've been to Wisconsin!
Funny you should ask that. I just met Trisha Yearwood the other day and right after I got done talking to her, her hubby Garth called. He called her, not me! I still thought it was cool though. However, I did get to meet Shawn Mullins a few years ago, and though he's not the most Famous musician ever, it was such a highlight because he has been one of my influences. I was on cloud 9 all day after that. I've also met George Bush Sr. and Hillary Clinton. Not at the same time, but that would have been interesting. When ever I play in Nashville there is always someone around that has some kind of claim to fame, but it's been to many to count. I've also had some oppotunities to be on some film sets before, and thats when everyone around you is famous. So I've met a few celebs, but I like to think they got to meet me.
Well, the generic answer would be to say "I want to find what makes me happy", but I have this feeling your looking for more than that. So.... I would love to travel to every country in the world. I want to live to 100 years of age, and I want to figure out the why and how to everything that has a why or a how to it, so I guess that means I want to know everything. But at the very least, I just want to find what makes me happy. Which up until this point has been mostly Ritz Crackers and Peanut Butter. I have yet to find something that makes me happier than those two things put together.
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