April 17th, 2018 - Steve Morse interview at Midtown Guitar Company, occurring hours before his epic performance at The Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, CA.
Colin has over 15 years of experience performing, recording, and teaching music. He studied at the world famous Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where he majored in Guitar Performance and Recording Engineering. After graduating, Colin worked as a teacher at Musicians Institute and a session guitar player working with a vast array of artists in the recording industry. In November 2012 Colin was chosen as a winner in the Guitar Center "Master Satriani Contest". In this national competition, Colin competed against thousands of other guitarists and ultimately was handpicked by legendary guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani himself.
Currently, Colin works as a composer for T.V. and film. Recent credits include Fox Sports and ESPN. Colin also performs his unique blend of progressive funk rock with local Santa Cruz band “Jive Machine”, and teaches music to up-and-coming musicians. He has a knack for making complex musical ideas relatable and easy to understand. Equally at home with beginners or advanced players, Colin prides himself on thinking outside the box, always coming up with new and exciting ways to take a musicians skills to the highest level.
Travis Cruse, former teacher of Aptos Guitar Company currently teaching in Watsonville, is a local musician, and composer for film and television.
Guthrie Govan, is an English guitarist who has played for the bands The Aristocrats, Asia, GPS, The Young Punks and The Fellowship, and his solo project Erotic Cakes. He is well-known for recording incredible guitar solos in just one take, as he did for Steven Wilson’s “Regret #9” and “Drive Home” in just one take.