Jose Middleton: born and raised in Washington DC....Presently living in Maryland. My mother was a professional upright bass player in the big band's of Duke Ellington's time. I was given by a friend an acoustic guitar in the year of 1965...and I've been playing guitar by ear from that point on, realizing the inspiration of music flowing out of me constantly. I've was inspired by the style of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Jan Akermen (Focus), David Gilmore ( Pink Floyd) etc. in the 70's. Played in a local band in the 70's...but to this day, I've always had a greater passion of doing Originals that flows out of me instead of other's.