My Name is Allan O'Neal, and I am the lead guitarist for Higher Elevation. I learned to play from my deceased step father at age 9. I began playing in bands at age 16 in local bars in the sierra nevad mountains, a town called Pollock Pines. After my first gig, I was hooked, and wanted to learn more about being a lead player. As the years went by, I have accomplished being a lead guitarist in many country, and country rock bands. And at age 50, I am still learning new things and rifts on my american standard Stratocastor. I play through a line 6 2-10 spider amp. My dream amp would be a Fender twin Reverb and hope to gain this achievement soon, but but because of our economy, this is not going to be easy. Come and see Higher Elevation perform soon.