I won't release my debut novel, The Guitarist, without thanking the bands and musicians who furnished the playlist making the book possible. Thank you all so much!
First, the bands: Def Leppard, Foreigner, Winger, LoNero, Flying Colors, Black Star Riders, and Liquid Tension Experiment. Your lyrics inspired me, your music kept me motivated.
Next are the instrumental guitarists whose dulcet tones feed my soul daily: Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, John Petrucci, Sean Ashe, Steve Vai, Elliot Holden, Neal Schon, Steve Morse, Vinnie Moore, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Tony MacAlpine, Buckethead, and last, but not nearly least, is Andy Timmons. Ahh, Andy Timmons, my ear and heart were yours in thirty seconds or less.
I also raise my well-used coffee mug to the music streaming service, Pandora and my personalized Neal Schon Station, without whom I might not ever have heard some of these artists. Bravo Pandora.