The TAC Spotlight is a weekly focus on members of Tony’s Acoustic Challenge who have posted at least one performance on the forums and are especially active in the community by showing exemplary support or inspiration for other TAC members. All TAC Spotlight featured members are nominated by other TAC members.
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Say hi to Lynne R!
St.Andrews,Manitoba ( Canada ) is where I live but 80% of my summer ( May1st -mid Oct )is spent on an island in Rosina Lake , N.Western Ontario.
# of Years Played
I took lessons for 2 yrs in the late 90’s but quite completely because of the demands of my career and family. After retiring in June 2012 ,I picked up the guitar again and muddled along with a few online courses. But I was frustrated and discouraged with my progress until I discovered TAC at the end of Feb/2015 . Since then,I have played on a daily basis and am loving it.
Favorite three bands
- The Guess Who ( Burton Cummings)
- The Eagles
- But my all time favorite performer is Ian Tyson
How many guitars to you currently own?
5 – 2 Martins, a Taylor GSMini,a Takamine nylon string and a Fender Heartfield electric
Why is it important for you to improve at guitar?
I love everything about the instrument and want to master it as best I can. It is challenging and brings me great satisfaction to see even a little bit of improvement.
Why are you an active TAC member?
Actually, I really wish that I could be more active. I only have Internet access about 6 days a month during the summer and am always about 2 weeks behind. I miss reading all of the comments on a day to day basis and following the various forums. It is a very interesting ,supportive community. It is nice to know that there are a lot of other people out there who share this fascination with the guitar. TAC has worked for me because it continuously challenges me and keeps me moving forward.
What convinced you to submit your first performance video?
When I first joined, I never had any intention of ever submitting a video….but I guess that I just got caught up in the enthusiasm of the group. It gave me a huge sense of completion to finally submit videos of the songs I had learned. You were my first audience.
What else would be cool for people to know about you?
I am still trying to figure out why Dom nominated me for this….he is a hard act to follow but I guess some one has to do it.
I am a retired rural physician (after 35 yrs of practice) who has been married for 44 yrs (yes,to the same man) and has raised 2 daughters (both good citizens). Second only to the guitar is my passion for the great out doors. Each year we took our girls on wilderness canoe trips from the time they were toddlers until they moved away to go to University. I have down hill skied for 35 yrs (even in Montana) and took up golf 4 yrs ago so that we would have something to do in Mexico where we spend 2 months of the winter. As you already know, I spend the summers at a remote island cabin where I love to canoe and fish (fish tremble at the very mention of my name!) That’s about it folks. In my next life, I would really like to come back as a guitarist.