|NOTES: “Merry Axemas – A Guitar Christmas”
I had the desire to make an instrumental guitar Christmas record performing traditional Christmas songs with a twist. It would have taken many months to complete a project like this myself so I thought it would be nicer to use various artists, musicians who have brought a unique voice to the guitar.
I took the concept to Epic Records an they were thrilled with it. I got together with John Kalodner and between him, myself and Ruta Sepetys (my manager) we put it together.
It was difficult at first to pick the players to call. There are so many great ones. Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Brian Setzer, Steve Morse, Steve Vai, Joe Perry, Richie Sambora, Alex Lifeson and Hotei are the players that delivered stellar Yuletide guitar on a silver platter.