My name is Denis Turbide and I've been playing guitar since mom and dad gave me a cheap nylon string guitar for Christmas in 1980. My dad wanted me to play classical guitar and I still play a couple of Bach pieces (badly). It's probably what made me want to play fingerstyle guitar. Not long after getting that first guitar, I began listening to, and trying to learn, all sorts of guitar music like Leo Kottke, John Renbourn, Pierre Bensusan. All of this heavily influenced my playing and writing.