Re: where is everybody from?
David - 54 years young from NC, USA. Bought an Alvarez 5022 acoustic in '77 and taught myself a bunch of chords and strummed pretty fair. Lost interest about 3 years later......you know, the marriage and kids thing. Discovered the Avett Brothers at Merlefest '05. Rekindled my waning interest in music and life hasn't been the same since. Dusted off the old Alvarez and a lot came back pretty quickly. My son bought a Martin DSM about a year ago and of course I had to have one. Later joined my church praise band and now also taking lessons. Wish I had not had that 25 year break, but no turning back now. Slightly addicted to learning all I can.
My wife of 33 years says I need some professional help for my addiction (not a guitar teacher, either). It's hard living with someone who is always right. Oh, yeah, this is a great forum..........and check out the Avett Brothers at - www.theavettbrothers.com- local NC band - all acoustic - warning - habit forming