My primary instrument is guitar. I became obsessed with a guitar when I was about 5 years old. I guess I have Lawrence Welk to thank for it. My parents watched The Lawrence Welk Show every Saturday evening and I especially enjoyed when a guitar number was being performed. I remember thinking as a young child - I'm going to play guitar one day. There was never any question in my young mind about that. I remember begging my Dad to buy me a guitar when I was 7 years old. He promised that he would if I took 2 years of piano lessons. So I did. Not much choice if I was going to get that guitar. I wasn't too fond of piano lessons but 2 years later my Dad was true to his word and I got my first "real" guitar at age 9 from my Uncle's Western Auto store in Swansboro, NC. I was beyond ecstatic. Within a couple of years I was writing my first songs. Today, I have quite a nice collection of guitars. The photo to the left shows a few of the main guitars I use to record with.
Though it's small, the photo on the lamp table is of me with a toy el cheapo guitar I got for Christmas 1965. There's a big smile on my face! I was a happy little boy.
Hot weather is here to stay for a bit and what a great time to get out on the water and do some sailing! Thanks to Captain Jim Sheegog and his boat Shamrock, we enjoyed a beautiful evening out on the sound and into the Atlantic Ocean outside of Wrightsville Beach, NC. The trip began and ended at Trails End Road in Wilmington, NC. The Shamrock is docked at the Trails End Marina. I was able to get a couple of different sound effects as we traveled including the sound of the engine running and motoring through the sound that is available below to listen to. We met some nice people, a couple from Kinston, NC and another couple vacationing from Boston.
To learn more about the Shamrock, check out Jim's website.
This sound will be available for purchase on AudioJungle within the next week or so.
Learn more about Mark Teachey, Apple Hill Studios and the sounds/music he produces.