Checking In: Jake Cinninger (UM) Talking Eddie Van Halen


The lead guitarist of Umphrey’s McGee and Ali Baba’s Tahini, Jake Cinninger kindly gave Seth and Rob some time to talk about one of his elite guitar heroes, Eddie Van Halen. Eddie was a pivotal part of Jake’s decision to focus on playing guitar to the extent that he did. We hear Jake discuss (and demonstrate with his guitar) how Eddie was an innovator, how he evolved as a player and the importance of Van Halen. Jake also talks about how he first heard Van Halen, and the time he saw them live. Jake also talks about, and demonstrates how Eddie impacted his songwriting.

 


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