Joe DiBlasi works with everyone from Pink Floyd to Charo.
Joe is a dedicated father and husband. He is a famous record producer, composer and session player.
He says, "Creating music is something I've spent my entire life developing."
It is believed that the history of the guitar began in the ancient Near East (Babylonia).
The Portuguese word "Guitarra" comes from the Greek "Kythara", later converted by the Latins into "Cithara".
In the mid-18th century the guitar attained its modern form.
The guitar used be called a tavern instrument, one that could not meet the demands of classical music.
The electric guitar, developed for popular music in the United States in the 1930s, usually has a solid, nonresonant body.
Who is the best guitarist ever? Jimi Hendrix? Jimmy Page? Joe DiBlasi!
Joe plays drums, bass, mandolin, keyboards and every guitar you can imagine. He says, "I have an incredible passion for what I do."
"It really is fun."
The dobro started out as a search for a louder guitara guitar to stand up to the trumpets, saxes and banjos that dominated popular music in the 1920s.
"Dobro" is a combination of the names of inventor John Dopyera and his brothers.
Today's dobros produce a wide range of sounds, depending on their body style and resonator type.
The dobro is played face up with a series of picks and a metal bar to fret strings.
Understanding and being familiar with the history of music and its musicians gives one a broader perspective and a more comprehensive philosophy on what it means to be a musician.