Shawn Hammond became a guitar nut at the age of six, when he heard the debut of Ed Van Halen’s “Eruption”—though he didn’t start playing till he was 12. As you’d expect, he went through a “must-have-a-Floyd-Rose” phase, but he’s since become a Bigsby addict. He lives with his wife, three boys, Evey the Great Dane, and Viktor the cat in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Chris has degrees in Journalism and History from the University of Iowa and has been with PG dating back to his days as an intern in 2007. Since then, he's become Associate Editor and done almost everything—including overseeing web content/article creation, video shooting/editing, and writing artist features and music reviews. He spends his free time with his pitbull Doozy, collecting tattoos, cheering on the Cubs, Cowboys, and Michigan Wolverines, working out, making noise on the guitar, and listening to music 24/7.