Salty's Autobiographical Bio
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter, don’t mind.”
— Dr. Seuss
Salty Rose is a guitar player. A singer & a songwriter. And the blogger, vlogger, photographer, and storyteller, and motorcycle rider for Two Kinds Of Light. Based in Ventura, California.
Two Kinds Of Light. Music that tells a story. Stories about the music.
"Salty Rose, here". I've made a lifelong musical career out of being a dive-bar guitar-slinger. I got my first guitar at the age of eight. By the age of eighteen I was honing my chops in garages, at parties, and sometimes in smoke filled bars at night. My exploits on the guitar, punctuate a life spent carving out a living, as a builder and a citizen-soldier. I've survived the job-sites, the dive-bars, the battlefield, and cancer. I tell these stories by singing these songs. And I rock the dives every chance I get (well, I did right up until the pandemic hit)
Highlights of my musical career as a guitarist/sideman, include stints with these Ventura, CA, bands: Whiskey Glass Eye, D.on Darox & the Melody Joy Bakers, Jodi Farrell & The Front Street Prophets, Skarecrow & The Graverobbers, and The Pretty Ugly's. Most of my gigs were in town, but I'm grateful for the time I spent on the road with D.on Darox. Huge thanks to all these bands, and more, for the opportunities they gave me to play music with them. All these musicians have been a wonderful influence on Two Kinds Of Light's music.
Salty's obliged to make some acknowledgements: Special thanks goes to Recording Engineer/Drummer Terry Watkin for his work on the 2019 album 'I Can Shine'. Especially for lending his engineering expertise, and his ears. Two Kinds Of Light would not have taken the form it has, without him. I also want to mention, and thank, some folks who helped me with some of these songs along the way- Tony Marinelli, Tom Kelly, Greg Martin, Tex Burbank, Yolanda Bluegrass, Kevin Navis, and Lacey Watkin.
Two Kinds Of Light. Tinged by love. Singed by war. Informed by years of playing the dives.
Let's Ride. Let's Rock. Let's Roll.
Salty Rose. 2020