Born to an operatic singer and television weatherman in Marietta, Georgia, Marshall Seese, Jr. is no stranger to the entertainment world. Starting out with piano lessons and a place in the church choir like every other good Southern boy, he soon swapped Bach for Beck by trading Playboys to a friend for guitar lessons instead. It started on his grandad's old bass ukulele, but he didn't play like everyone else. He held the right-handed instrument like a lefty and learned to play backwards, upside-down. That's what made sense to a boy used to playing rhythms on the piano with his left hand and melodies with his right. This rare style not only helps create his signature sound, but also puts him in the company of Paul McCartney, Albert King, and Doyle Bramhall II.