Harlis Sweetwater

Elaine Thomas Campbell

Growing up in Southern California during the 1970s, Harlis Sweetwater had two major influences: The first was his mother, the second, Chuck Berry. Both were guitarists and vocalists.

The art of being able to do both at the same time isn't as easy as some might think, but Sweetwater remained dedicated. Still in elementary school when he started, he practiced with fervor.