White Rock's Doug Towle makes Guitar Player finals
Doug Towle, take a bow. Better yet, take a solo. The White Rock resident has been named a finalist in Guitar Player magazine’s Guitar Superstar Competition. He’ll play at the mag’s celebration weekend, Sept. 11-13, in front of a panel of judges that include Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson’s guitarist), Elliot Easton, Greg Hampton and Steve Lukather. The competition is a highlight of what amounts to a trade fair at Livermore Valley, California. Towle is one of 10 finalists, who were selected from hundreds of entries. He’ll be judged on technique, creativity, charisma and overall vibe accompanied by Guitar Player’s house band, Thud Factor. All 10 contestants receive an all-expenses paid trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. The winner, first runner-up and second runner-up of the event will receive custom trophies and complete gear packages. The champion will receive a feature article in Guitar Player magazine and prizes from event sponsors. Carey Gillette