As a guitarist, composer Andrew McKenna Lee blends virtuosic classical technique with a Rocker’s hard driving passion for rhythm and originality. As a composer, he defies categorization. A self-admitted perfectionist, Andrew’s music is not your typical two rehearsal and done type of music, a quality, he says, has not made his musical journey an easy one. Still, with accolades from the likes of Steve Reich, we think he has done rather well for himself. On CS this week, Andrew opens up to Tarik and Anna about his musical education and mentors, his quest to get everything he can from his instrument, and his struggle against self doubt that eventually led him to create music that has been described as the best synthesis of classical and rock music yet attempted.