Mark Tremonti is my favorite. He walks up to you, shakes your hand, and looks you in the eye during a coversation. Even though he has been asked the same gear and song questions over and over, he really is interested in what his fans have to say. I met him at a Meet and Greet at Wildwood Music in Colorado in May. It was scheduled for two hours before a Creed show that night in Denver. During the course of the two hours, there were 20-30 people who came and went. Most just wanted signatures and to shake his hand. Mark stayed the entire time and talked those of us who really enjoyed his tech talk, advice, or anything that came up. He was never too busy to sign something (anything), do quick interviews and still gets excited when he sees his signature models on the wall. he had to try out one uniques orange-colored one. It was an inspiration just to be around him.
I also sat next to Nicky Moroch on a plane from Denver to Tucson. He was touring with Al Jarreau and David Sanborn. Nicky too is a great guy and easy to talk to with no pretense, just a love for the instrument.