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. Since then, he's become Associate Editor and taken on the bulk of video shooting and editing duties, while still helping out with occasional print and web features, media reviews, and regularly contributing concert photography. He spends his free time with wife Candice, getting tattoos, cheering on the Cubs and Cowboys, staying in shape, playing guitar, and listening to as much music as possible.