Tony Young: I've always loved music throughout my life. My taste in music ranges from rock, blues, jazz and classical. I feel that keeping your mind open to different styles is the best way to expand and improve a person's playing ability. As for my interest in guitar, it became spurred by my father winning a guitar in a poker game when I was ten. I have been playing ever since.
Tony Young: As for guitars I have two Ibanez Universe 7-string guitars, two Ibanez RG 570's, Ovation acoustic, Epiphone classical, and a 1969 Gibson SG. The SG is particularly special to me because I purchased it when I was twelve.
Tony Young: To become the best guitarist that I can possibly be. I would also like to make a name for myself in the music industry as an instrumental guitarist who can truly express his feelings without the need for spoken words.
Tony Young: My CD, "Saturn Five", was in the works for the past four years. The hold up was due to a lack of funds to have it pressed. I've also helped a number of other musicians record their projects as well as played on a few tracks. I'm currently recording my next CD and I'm doing shows around the area.
Tony Young: My compositions are mostly the feelings that I have at any given time, a pretty women, or anything that inspires me. Some people are able to gracefully express themselves in writing and some better in song. In other words, I play with my heart.
Tony Young: I record exclusively at my home studio. This allows me to have the freedom to record at any time without restrictions.
Tony Young: I'm not a big name, so I had to do something to get my music out to the public rather than let it sit in a desk drawer.
Tony Young: An advantage of being "indie" is freedom of expression without anyone telling you how to play or what kind of sound to have. Disadvantages include just getting out there and having people notice what your are doing. There is not the promotional push that a major label can give.
Tony Young: Get on the Internet!! It's the best way to get your music heard by millions of people all over the world. Get someone in the music industry to help you (if you're lucky). Get a web-site and push your music and never stop. If you have a dream go for it and don't let anything stop you!!! Get out there and perform your music live as much as possible..