Join us on Thursday, October 15th from 5:30 to 7:30pm for appetizers and drinks and learn more about the Kevin Michael Touring Guitar. This new line continues McPherson’s legacy of innovation in the use of advanced technology in building truly superior guitars. The McPherson team developing the new line of guitars includes Ellis Seal, the former aerospace engineer and founder of Composite Acoustics® carbon fiber guitar company.
John De Hoyos will be performing and Kevin Michael representatives will be available to answer all your questions. Complimentary food and drinks will be served.
John De Hoyos started playing guitar at the age of thirteen when he pulled his first guitar out of a dumpster in Phoenix, Arizona. On that discarded, broken instrument, John taught himself to play Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman” on the three remaining strings. After years of constant practice (eventually with six strings) he became heavily involved in the San Francisco blues scene and, by the age of eighteen, was opening for west coast mainstays like Clearance Gatemouth Brown and Robben Ford. Deciding that he could move his career along faster with a move to Los Angeles, John soon became involved in network television and feature film soundtracks, composing music on guitar, bass and banjo. John is currently touring with country artists Rick Monroe www.rickmonroe.com as his lead guitarist and band director. Recently, John also finished recording for his forthcoming CD, Wound Tight and Wired, with legendary producer Michael Wagener, known for working with iconic acts such as Queen, Alice Cooper, Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne among many others. After they finished recording, Wagener is quoted on his site as saying "John De Hoyos is an amazing player. It was a pure pleasure to record him.”