This evening I got the news that one of my inspirations for playing rock guitar passed away after a 5 year fight with prostate cancer. Not only was he an influence, me being a fan, he was also a friend who gave me opportunities and asked me to work with him doing live sound on tour.
I talked to Ronnie via phone at the end of Jan and we were planning on getting together at his show on March 17th in Santa Cruz. He planned on living a while longer as he had booked a whole tour through Oct of this year.
Thank you Ronnie Montrose, you'll be missed. Your music will live on and I will be one of those who makes that happen.
Christopher Scott Cooper