Guitar Player magazine has a competition each pitting guitarists from a variety of backgrounds and styles. In October 2007, local guitarist Chris Peters, was one of the ten finalists flown to San Francisco to perform before a panel of well known and respected guitarists: Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, Nuno Bettencourt, Elliot Easton, Greg Howe, and Mike Varney.
Chris did not win the competition but had the chance to meet guitarist Joe Satriani, someone who has influenced Chris’s style of playing more than another other guitarist alive today. Check out Chris’ performance and read articles about the competition at Guitar Player magazine, Hard Rock Chic, and Modern Guitars magazine.
The 2007 competition was held at the historic and beautiful Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California, on October 12, 2007. The finalists in the national competition, in addition to Chris Peters, were: ;
Ladd Smith from Nashville, Tennessee – 1st Place
Cory Melnychuk from Edmonton, Alberta – 2nd Place
Danny Harvey of Canyon Country, California – 3rd Place
Juan Coronado of Whitby, Ontario
Curtis Fornadley from Playa Del Rey, California
Casey Harshbarger from Indianapolis, Indiana
Taka Minamino from Hollywood, California
Jamie Robinson from Toronto, Ontario
Tony Smotherman from Jacksonville, Florida
Chris teaches guitar lessons at Music & Arts Centers in Sanford Florida near the Seminole Towne Center and in Orlando near the Mall at Millennia. He is currently producing an demo album for a local band and recording his own music. Check out his web site at www.chrispeters.net
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In 2007, Central Florida resident Chris Peters was selected by Guitar Player magazine to be one of ten finalists in the 2007 Guitar Hero competition in San Francisco, California. Chris did not win the competition but had the chance to meet the guitarist who has most influenced his playing -- Joe Satriani. Check out Chris' performance recorded live at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. You can also check out Guitar Player magazine February 2008 issue for great photos of all ten players.
Chris teaches guitar lessons at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida and at Music & Arts Centers in Sanford Florida near the Seminole Towne Center and in Orlando near the Mall at Millennia.
Check out his web site at www.chrispeters.net