Ryan Calhoun found his musical calling at 11, when his older sister, Chrystina Lloree Fincher — the lead singer of the popular '90s band "The Marvelous 3" — took him to his first rock concert.
"I don't even remember what group was playing. I just thought it was the coolest thing in the world and had this [epiphanic] moment of 'This is what I want to do,'" Calhoun recalls.
The Orange County native, who grew up listening to his sister's eclectic collection of vinyls, tapes and CDs, and their dad play jazz music, said his family was a big influence on him musically.
It wasn't long before he was learning chords from a friend who lived down the street, whose magical way with the electric guitar made Calhoun want to play "just like him."
"I was only interested in rocking on electric, and would listen to Hendrix and Clapton over and over again trying to master their music," Calhoun said.