This is me and my brother Gregg.
I affectionately call him
Stevie Ray Gregg
That Stratocaster he is playing is a 1979 Fender Custom Shop model.
Gregg was a damn good guitarist even though he was completely self
One time he auditioned for a serious money-making band that needed a
He outplayed all the other guitarists but didn't get chosen because
all he had was this
crappy old Ovation guitar and a really poor sounding
Man was he despondent.
I saw my opportunity.
I had tons of money back then and told Gregg that if he went to the
community college that was just 3 miles from our house, took 12
units (2 music classes and two general ed classes), and could show
me a B average,
I would buy him any guitar he wanted.
3 months later he showed me a transcript with an A in:
Music Theory, Beginning Keyboard, English Something, and Math
Damned if he didn't get a 4.0 average.
It cost me around $1,800 bucks for that Stratocaster and a 100
watt Marshall stack.
But,,, it was well worth it.
Four years later he had a B.A. and teaching credentials in
Three years after that he had a
M.A. in Classical Guitar from Oklahoma City University.
Best danged money I ever spent in my life!
I'm dang proud to be his brother,,, Damn