I have performed in front of audiences since I was 13. 4 different rock bands in high school and various bands from 1974 to 1993. Biggest audience was at the Morgan County fair grounds on the main stage around 1978 opening for the rock band Missouri (their big hit was a song called "Mov'in On").
Musical influences range from the Beatles to the Eagles and Joe Bonamassa just to name a few. After playing for over 50 years you can't help but be influenced by a huge number of musicians.
I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio, a Takamine acoustic, and an Ibanez bass. Also have a Marshall MG30FX and a Vox Tone Lab pedal board. I mostly use the software amps on Garageband for recording purposes.