My Name is Wayne Janssen I am like many others, just a blue collar guy, Dad, husband, (actually I am licensed plumber/ gas-fitter) who is still chasing a life long dream of playing music for a living. I have been playing for over 30 years and although I have been very busy in my trade, I have never lost site of my dreams and work very hard at it. But unfortunately the trades have been bad on my hands. After suffering from hand tumors, carpal tunnel, trigger thumb etc.. I had to really re evaluate my music, I guess you can say I have come a long way just to start. For the last two years I have discovered the amazing world of fingerstyle. Great community with some amazing supportive musicians out there. While recovering from surgery my hands were limited to playing traditionally because of the nut hitting my hand, so while searching for inspiration I discovered Preston Reed's over the top of the neck style. It was like finally waking up, wowwww fingerstyle rules. I have since made fingerstyle my main musical direction from this point on. I have posted a bunch of covers on YouTube from my basement and it seemed to have gotten me a little attention. Which has been awesome, I have played for friends and family for my whole life but have never took it to the next level, until now. I am currently finishing up the songs for my first ever fingerstyle album, and it is coming along great. I can't wait to share it with you. Well that is me in a nutshell, wishing everyone a wonderful day.
My Guitars & Gear
I currently own several acoustics, all with their own unique tone but my main axe and my favourite, is my "Greenfield GF", I also play a "Halloway Harp" , and I own a 75th anniversary custom Fender Strat.