PRS: How did you start playing music/guitar? How old were you?
CP: I grew up hearing my mother play classical guitar, and my dad is a Clapton fanatic. I got my first guitar when I was 10 years old, “Santa” stuck a Mexican telecaster by the tree and a little solid state practice amp…. I was hooked ever since.
PRS: What do you do to warm up before you hit the stage?
CP: To warm up, I usually just run chromatic scales for 5-10 minutes to get the blood flowing…. I also carry a stress ball on the road with me; I find that it helps keeping my fingers strong and limber.
PRS: What’s been your coolest experience as a guitar player?
CF: My coolest experience as a guitar player has probably been being able to slowly break into the session scene here in Nashville. I’m no Derek Wells or Bukovac yet, but maybe one day. :)
PRS: Why PRS? What attracted you to the Starla model?
CF: I’ve known about PRS since before I even started playing guitar. I was born in Annapolis, MD. My mom grew up there, and would tell me stories about how they’d go to clubs back in the day and go watch Band Of A Thousand Names and would go to his shop in Annapolis. I bought my Starla online after a good friend of mine and PRS artist, Trey Hill, let me play his a couple of years ago…... It truly has a voice of its own; there isn’t another guitar out there that sounds like it….. Also, the fact that is has a Bigsby that actually stays in tune I think is what really sold me. It goes with me to every session and gig I play now, and will continue to do so