Long, strange trip
Tom Pimienta has played guitar with honest intentions since graduating from UC Davis with a B.S. in Physics in 1992. He's got rock in his veins, funk in his soul and jazz on the brain. He is the co-founder of Funkengruven, a 70's R&B/soul tribute band, and played in jazz ensembles at California State University at Sacramento and San Diego State University, where he was a jazz-guitar major.
Awesome guitarists you probably never heard of
There are a few unsung guitar heros Tom has met; 3 to be exact. First and foremost would be Steve Homan. His accomplishments are too long to document so please go to Steve's web page to read more. Also, Tom had the privledge of studying with Art Johnson for over a year. Mark Augustin's virtuosity on the instrument inspired Tom to be more aggressively chromatic. Mark has a couple of music stores in San Diego.