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Troy Horton plays a unique blend of many styles, blending elements of alternative rock, fusion, and indie rock in to an unmistakable sound.
Troy took up guitar seriously when he was 17 due to his love of the current music movement at the time, Grunge. He learned to play music from such bands as Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice in Chains. When he started college he decided to take an introductory jazz guitar class and immediately became hooked on jazz. Although he was studying architecture at the time he quickly switched his major to music. He dug in to the music of many legends like Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, and Wes Montgomery. Troy played in various jazz ensembles in college and around town at the time. He also played several stints in orchestra pits for a few musicals. He auditioned for the Air Force Band and there spent a couple years honing his craft. He mostly played in the big band and some small jazz groups. He not only spent his days playing and rehearsing for the Air Force groups, he spent nearly every waking hour off duty learning songs and solos in jazz, rock, funk, blues, country, R&B, pop, etc.
After his brief stint in the Air Force band he played in various bands in styles including rock, ska, country, and jazz. For about 2 years he played in various jam sessions and bands around town as a lead guitar player and it was then that he began to really develop his own voice on guitar. Some of his influences like David Gilmore, The Edge, Dave Navarro, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield really began to come out in his sound. He has spent the last few years playing around Salt Lake City with various bands.