I started becoming interested in guitar at about age 10, got into playing about age 14, and started through the old Mel Bay Guitar Method books, 9 of them I think, with weekly lessons from an old school jazz guitar teacher. I played in all the high school bands playing various instruments, and played in community college jazz bands in Los Angeles and Victorville, CA. From 1980 to 2000 I was a hard gigging guitarist/vocalist with several working bands in the Victor Valley, playing bars, clubs, and dance halls. Country, blues, classic rock, and pop were mostly what club owners were willing to pay us for, so that's what we did
Fun and funny, always entertaining, and musically moving. Mr. Engman is a warm fuzzy likeable human being, who also happens to play a fine guitar. VV Daily Press, 2016.