mastoffa, born aug.29,1954. started playing guitar in early 1980's. prior to that i played bass for various bands starting in the early 1970's. while playing bass, i started with rock like black sabbath, mountan and credance. i later learned folk, r&b and jazz on the guitar. I later taught myself to play the instruments I needed for my songs. Now, I record all of the instruments in my songs.