He must run that auction on N. Dixie Drive. It's about 3 miles from my house. Hawthorne Heights' lead guitarist is the son of a close friend of our family. He is really good. When he was 16 he had a band called "A Day in the Life" and did nothing but Beatles covers. Very cool to watch a 16 year old start out with the Beatles. I don't know how he ended up in an EMO band though!! They just lost the other guitar player a couple of years ago; and it doesn't appear it was drug related, but he was a healthy 19 year old, so who knows? Next time you get down this way, let me know for sure and I'll take you out to get some grub!
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. He is famous to the level of touring the country at places like all the House of Blues and BB Kings and Buddy Guys and places like that. Not an arena famous guy, but he is excellent. He had a full page in the Fender catalog as a featured artist and I think he is better than some of the folks who have made it big from Dayton, but he also spends a lot of time running his wine shop and chasing the almighty dollar. He has lots of music out on youtube and Itunes and that, so if you like that type of music, you'll love him. Last time we went to Chicago we watched him open for Little Feat at the House of Blues (a few years ago) and it was really fun. Little Feat has a new female lead singer, which I thought would sound weird but she was great. They still bring it big time live. I also saw him play with Trower there about 10 years ago. That guy is stilll a guitar hero.
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