BILLY HECTOR began playing guitar over 40 years ago at the age of nine. His influences include Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. A 1974 Stratocaster is this fret-master's main guitar powered by an "an old Bassman". For slide work he uses a Telecaster and a Gibson Firebird. BILLY HECTOR has shared the bill with B.B. King, Billy Preston, Bo Diddley, Coco Taylor, Johnny Winter, Ronnie Earl, Johnny Copeland, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds to name a few.