John Kars

Name: John Kars
Lead guitarist
Gear: - Fender Stratocaster (sunburst w/ maple neck)
- Fender Stratocaster (fiesta red w/ rosewood neck)
- Gibson ES-335
- Martin D35
- Guild D225 12 string
- Mesa Boogie Rectoverb 
Favorite Bands/Artists: It changes from day to day but favorite bands are Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jeff Beck, U2.

Favorite Songs: Right now I like what I hear from Mumford & Sons, "Johnathan" by Sean Rowe, "The Story" by Brandi Carlise & guilty pleasure is "Call Me Maybe"...

Favorite TV Shows: I like Globe Trekker, Antiques Roadshow, Mad Money

Favorite Movies: Kelly's Heros, Lord of the Rings,

Favorite Actor/Actress: Don Rickles / Penolpe Cruz but I've never seen her act....

Favorite Food: I like me a fine taco

Last book read: Don Rickles autobiography, before that was "River-Horse: A Voyage Across America" by William Least Heat-Moon

Hobbies: investing, mountain biking, dog agility, gardening, slammin' down nasty grooves with the Roosters

Musical Influences: I try to learn from all forms of music but I can not stand anything by the Cars, industrial dance music.

About Me: I started playing g'tar when I was 14'ish. The 1st band I was in was, Headless Manilow, made up with 3 friends from where I grew up. We did almost all originals since we weren't good enough to do music by the pros. However I dare Neil Young to try to top It was a lot of fun but after essentially high school ended and "life" began it ceased to exist. After graduating from college I moved from Holland, MI to the greater Detroit are. I was in a few bands which got as much critical acclaim as the Pontiac Aztek or the McLobster sandwich. I have been married for 7 years to my wife, Suzanne. We have a dog, Willow & no kids. Playing with the Roosters & a Chick is a blast and they are all good people.

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