Name: Travis Smith
Playing (years): 17 years
Style: Neoclassical Shred Metal, Rock, & Blues
GUITARS: 4 Aria Pro II Fullerton Model Strats, 2 Fender Strats, 1 NY Pro Strat, 1 Ibanez Strat, 1 Hartke 4 String Bass
AMPS: Fender Roc Pro 1000, Marshall ValveState Power Amp Into a 4/12 Custom Cab With Front Loaded Celestion Speakers, B15 Hartke Bass Amplifier
EFFECTS: Digitech Rp 10 Multiple Effects Guitar Processor, Boss GT3 Multiple Effects Processor, Cry-Baby Wah (With bass/volume boost), Boss Compression/Sustainer Pedal, MXR EQ Pedal, Boss Medal Zone Overdrive Distortion Pedal…
Past accomplishments: A whole catalog of shred guitar CD’s/videos that I self produced/recorded. I have performed at the Elizabethtown Fair 10 times and won 2 out of the 10 years.
Current and upcoming projects: Finishing my CD archive and completing my latest shred guitar video (later to be mass produced and distributed)
Favorite guitarist: Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Most underrated players: Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Chris Impelliteri, Michael Angelo…
Best musician you’ve ever seen: Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing: Jesus Christ Saved Me!
Your hero: Jesus Christ, Yngwie Malmsteen
Ultimate goal: To be heard and played on the radio anywhere possible. To do interviews and be in magazines and be known for what I love to do. Im not in it for the money. Just to leave my mark and die peacefully knowing I did gods will…..