My name is Lucas Fowler. I’m 27 years old and I’ve been obsessed with rhythm and melody my entire life. I’ve been singing since I was 5 years old and I joined the school band when I was 12 playing the trumpet, then moved on to playing baritone and euphonium in high school marching and concert band. Since my Father is a guitarist, I expressed interest in playing and he bought me a guitar for my 14th Christmas- I was hooked.
I started my first band when I was 16 with some friends playing covers of bands that I love and we began to run bar circuits all throughout the state, gigging as much as we possibly could. As I learned more of the music of all the great players I had to emulate, I began to form my own style and decided I wanted to write my own original tunes. In 2009 I formed the band InterTwyneD with my favorite musical friends. We have released two albums and are currently producing a third. InterTwyneD is a Progressive Rock act in which I play guitar in addition to serving as the lead vocalist. We have played many shows up and down the east coast and have shared the stage with several national acts including TesseracT and Scale The Summit.
I also worked as a session musician during my time at Appalachian State University, from which I graduated with a degree in Theatrical Production. In addition I have also served as a fill-in guitar player for Country, Blues, Rock and Metal bands on many occasions and I was one of two guitar players for Josh Sanders of American Idol.
I love many genres of music from 50’s Big Band to Progressive Metal and everything in between but my heart will always belong to Classic Rock and Blues from the 60’s and 70’s.
Some of my bigger influences include: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Halen, AC/DC, Rush, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Grand Funk Railroad and Alice Cooper. Though I often find myself listening to older guitar players, I have a real love for some newer rock and metal acts including Alter Bridge, Dream Theater, Alice In Chains, Nickelback, Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine and many others.
Outside of my musical life, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife Heather and our daughter Cora. I love video games, particularly RPG’s like Fallout, The Elder Scrolls and Mass Effect. I can often be found watching Anime or reading Comic Books in my down time.
My goal as an instructor is to show you some of the tips, tricks and philosophies I have learned during all my musical endeavors and most importantly, to help you have fun with guitar!