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W H AT I ’ M L I S T E N I N G T O

Rick Kreiser By Laura Liera

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PHOTO BY MARK NESSIA

usic feeds your soul. In the words of Rick Kreiser, founder of Guitar Masters, there is nothing like listening to a song and simply feeling. “I may have listened to music too loud as a kid but it moved everything in me every time,” Kreiser said. Inside the majestic Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame where talented musicians from around the world have been gracing locals with their performances, sits Kreiser, a guitarist himself, remembering his first interaction with melodies and vocals. Kreiser was raised in a musical family. His dad taught him how to play the piano and his grandfather was a concert pianist and concert organist. Kreiser still has his grandpa’s grand piano till this day. His first ever live concert was at age 10 with his buddies

Facing page: Jim Cox and John Jorgenson, Guitar Masters performers.

RICK’S PICKS

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“River of Tears”

“Graceland”

ERIC CLAPTON

PAUL SIMON

“Here, There & Everywhere”

“Rock & Roll Never Forgets”

“Dimming of The Day”

One More Car, One More Rider LIVE album

Graceland album

THE BEATLES

BOB SEGER

BONNIE RAITT

Revolver album

Live Bullet album

Road Tested album

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