2010 & 2007  AEOSJ  Headliner 

Do your mentors still figure in your playing?

Oh yeah. Roy Clark–that was the first person I ever saw play guitar. I was just a little kid watching Hee Haw. I didn’t know any of the jokes but I wanted to see Roy. And I still like him–he was the first big influence on me–and then George Benson. And I still use some of the things I learned from those guys. Many, many years ago.