‘Why we joined the union’

Michael A. Giddens

Volume 119, No. 10November, 2019

I joined Local 802 primarily for the networking opportunities and to share the joy and magic of music with everyone. I have been playing both acoustic and electric guitar for over 35 years and I am available for studio session work as well. I was first influenced by the Beatles (big surprise!), and then heavier rock. I subsequently became interested in country, blues, Latin and jazz, which all enriched my lifelong musical journey and broadened my musical scope. It is a true honor to be a member of Local 802 as I am in the company of creativity!

Michael A. Giddens

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