Wow… Brief? I Stared playing in East Detroit at 16 years old… Folk blues. Quickly went to electric blues by age 21. I moved to Phoenix and started playing blues in bars. Moved to Los Angeles in ’72 at 24 years old. I didn’t know one person, slept in my car, started going to jam sessions and meeting people. I went on the road with a top 40 club band for a brief while. Then I came back to Los Angeles and shuffled around for about 9 years playing, jamming and recording. I studied at GIT (now MIT) in ’79. That changed my whole musical world, I became music literate. I met Dwight Yoakam playing in a country bar. He borrowed $5,000 from a friend of mine and I produced the 1st record “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.”. The record sold a million copies and I became well known. The rest is history.
Elvis Presley. But in retrospect… The sound, which was Scotty Moore.
A Silvertone Esperanza. I bought it at a pawn shop near Tiger Stadium in ’67.
Wes Montgomery, Chet Backer, Little Walter, B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
Either watching myself on The Tonight Show with my mother or playing Pine Knob Music Theather (DTE Theater in Clarkston, MI) when I was introduced as being from Detroit.
I saw Kid Rock flipping the bird in an ad in Guitar Player Magazine.
My own model, the “Pete Anderson Signature”. Also, the Buckshot, Flatroc and Jetstream.
That Joe Naylor did what he said we would do… We made quite an outstanding guitar.
Usually an old Pod with a tube power amp. No pedals but I have lots of amps. I love Fenders.
Stay healthy and stay hungry. Look for your weakness and fix it… It’s a long road.
I am always working. I just finished a new CD called “Birds Above Guitarland”. It’s blues orientated. I’m going to Spain in August and headlining an Americana Fest. Doing the bandleader thing and opening the “King of the Blues” Guitar Center contest again in November. Also scoring a documentary for PBS, building a new studio, preparing to produce another record for Time-Life and rearranging my life to devote myself to performing as a guitarist 1st and foremost.