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The beauty of being an independent artist is that I don`t die if I don`t score a big record deal! I`ll still have a career. These days with stevefister.com, Guitar 9, and some independent distribution, I can grow and have more control over my musical fate. A new CD means a bright new day, with more to follow!
I`ve been playing guitar for 35 years, and still find it very challenging, and exciting. I work at it every single day, and realize that the real fun and spirit of this entire process of being a professional player is the `journey`, not the `end-game`. Sometimes I feel as if I am just getting started. The most important aspect of learning different styles of music, is one`s genuine love for that particular style.
Liquid Note Records (or LNR) was set up to principally cater for virtuoso instrumental guitar music - though that`s not to rule out the possibility that we`ll also release vocal albums in the future. LNR`s aim is to release albums every bit as good - or, dare I say it, better - than those released by the mighty Shrapnel.
Illigitamate Offspring Of KISS Meet Godsmack
Swedish Instrumental Deflagration
Melding Jazz Guitar With Experimental Sensibilities
Dispensing Jazz Influenced Abstract Post-Hip Hop
Satriani-Inspired Instrumental Rock
Classical Guitar Meets Electric Guitar
Experimental Explorations On Electric Guitar
Street-Wise, Acoustic/Electric Roots Rock
Southern-Fried Slide, Rockin' Blues
I think gear is important because you want to sound your best. I took it to such an extreme, but that`s the cool thing about the studio - you can always learn and prepare for the time you get to record the next CD.
Off-The-Scale Experimental Acoustic
Percussive Acoustic Guitarist Plans Career
High Energy, Christian Heavy Rock
Progressive Blended With Americana & Jazz - Progabilly!
Jazz Guitarist Releases Remarkable CD
Rock/World/New Age Instrumental Works
From Hard/Dark To Ethereal
Fusing Latin, Caribbean and North African Influences
Just Enough Brilliant Fingerstyle
Polish Instrumental Neo-Classical Masterworks
I guess like a fingerprint, no one musician can be exactly alike, so that helps a bit. If I were to make any distinction, it would be that I really respect the tune itself and have always sacrificed technical acrobatics and note bombardment for the sake of melody, depth and feel - which I`ll will admit is a constant battle.
Doing clinics has allowed me go to places and promote myself where I wouldn`t have been able to have even dreamed of going to. I`ve done clinics/workshops/performances in Germany, Spain, Japan, Greece, Sweden, UK, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, France, Canada, Belgium and of course the U.S. Being one of the top clinicians in the U.S. has gotten me to places I only read about in school.
Progressive/Metal, Jazz/Fusion Instrumentals
Bluesy Shred, Instrumental Hard Rock
Jackhammer Picking, Dive Bombs Away!
New England Based Metal Band Strikes Back