Louisville Rock Closeup
By Eddy Metal

Name: Justin Smith

Age: 21

Instrument: Lead Guitar

Band: Eclectic

How Long On Instrument: Playing guitar for 10 yrs.

Equipment: I use Fender Strat, 40th Anniversary Made, Crate 2x12 V - series amp, Audia-Technica wireless guitar system, Digi-Tech: Hot Rod, Compressor, Overdrive, Chorus, Flanger, Delay. Korg pedal tuner. Clyde McCoy wah pedal. Elixer strings.

Influences: Eric Clapton, Joe Perry, Eddie Van Halen.

First Gig: J - Town Gaslight Festival

Photo of Justin Smith.
Justin Smith.

Hobbies: Playing Golf

Favorite Movies: "Ray," "Italian Job" and "That Thing You Do."

Favorite Food: Steak and Authentic Mexican Food

What I'm listening to nowadays: Jimmy Eat World, The Used, Coldplay and 3 Doors Down.

Coolest thing I've done: Play 4th Street Live in front of 12,000 people.

Most embarrassing moment: I jumped off an 8-foot. speaker during a show. When I came down, my knees buckled and I fell, rolled one time and then got up to my feet all while still playing the guitar. The fall wasn't planned but I made it look like it was. It was still a little embarrassing, 'cause I knew it wasn't.