New York Virtuoso: ROB BALDUCCI!

Today's Elevenses Throws Eleven Quick Questions At 'New York Virtuoso' Rob Balducci!

Rob Balducci is a guitarist and composer from New York. When he’s not recording or touring, Rob teaches as well as doing session work and clinics for the companies who support him. Rob has released three instrumental solo cds and is currently in the studio recording his next cd for Favored Nations Entertainment.

So what’s your drink of choice at 11am in the morning?

It depends what I am doing either ice Coffee or a Margarita!

Which song/album really made you want to play guitar?

Van Halen I

Who’s the world’s greatest guitarist?

Mmmm that is a hard one! Jeff Beck!

Who’s the world’s most underrated guitarist?

Robby Krieger - The Doors.

So what are you up to at the moment?

As I am typing this I am about to go start recording my 4th CD. It will be on Favored Nations. I am also in the process of writing and Recording with the bassist Randy Coven for the next Randy Coven CD. I am busy!!!!

What was the last gig you went to (as a member of the audience)?
Who would be in your dream line-up?

Van Halen at Madison Square Garden NY!

John Paul Jones - Bass

Tony Williams - Drums

and Jeff Beck with me on the axe!! lol

How many guitars do your own and which one is ‘your precious’?

I own not as many as you would think. All my guitars are Ibanez - and I own around 15. My most precious is my Ibanez RG reverse headstock LA custom shop model.

What’s the last great album that you bought (or were given)?

I bought the offical Jeff Beck bootleg on his last tour!

Do you suffer from stage fright?

I am always a little nervous when going on.... but I think that's a good thing!

So what’s your drink of choice at 11pm in the evening?

Ice Coffee, Margarita or Petron on Ice!

(Interview - 16th Dec 2007)