It started when I met Lisa. She introduced me to some folk music I’d never heard before – stuff like Stan Rogers, Garnet Rogers, Archie Fisher, and Dougie Maclean. I loved the sound of their music, especially their guitars. There was so much incredible movement and strange beauty in the acoustic guitar work that I wanted to learn to do what they were doing.
At first I was frustrated, because all I knew was standard tuning – for the most part. Then Derek Foster (Baldwin of Erebor) showed me how to tune into DADGAD. That was what Stan Rogers was doing a lot of.