I am Shane, I started playing guitar as a kid in the 70's and once upon a time I was a thriving guitarist, toured the world, did some great session work and got paid to play guitar my life was good until I screwed it all up.
Somewhere along the way in the 90's I got into the "wrong" crowd and ended up seriously addicted to cocaine and alcohol, which of course affected not only my playing but wrecked my entire life. I lost everything, my band, my family, all the money because I let drugs and booze consume me and I lost sight of what was important.
So in the years since the 90's I became sober and have remarried, had 2 more kids and really grown as a person, but something was missing....... I reinvented myself, worked on a new sound and image.
I really needed to play guitar and share my music with others again, so I started writing again, auditioned for a few bands, and kept looking until I found a band that worked really hard on some great songs and now we are ready to release the album.
But the most important thing I have learned is that nothing is worth being numb for, I enjoy waking up and being able to remember what happened the day or week before. I also realize that I will work hard to get back to where I was 10-15 years ago and this time not blow it.
I will be posting thoughts of what it was like to realize that the world was crashing down around me and what it took to get it back together.