Christopher Parkening joined my Crossroads CE 313 Class for a Skype discussion
"Eric Clapton didn't start playing guitar until he was 18."
In the fall of 1986, that was all the rationale I needed to ask my parents for a guitar to celebrate my 18th birthday in January of 1987. Along the way, however, somebody had the wisdom to give me a compact disc of Christopher Parkening playing Bach, and I was mesmerized over how so many notes could come out of one person playing one guitar. Clapton's pentatonic mastery was amazing; Parkening technical wizardry, however, was amazing times amazing.