Nathan Cavaleri (Australia)

    When Nathan Cavaleri was diagnosed with cancer, he applied for the 'Make a Wish Foundation' to have his wish granted: jamming with Mark Knopfler during the Dire Straits tour in Australia. Nathan got his wish and more than that. His talent became widely known and when he was cured, his musical career was waiting for him. On top of his career as the youngest blues guitarist ever, Nathan played major and minor roles in the movies "Paws" and "Camp Nowhere" and the TV series "Baywatch Nights". 
    From Steve Huey, All Music Guide: Blues-rock guitar virtuoso Nathan Cavaleri not only started playing at an extremely young age, but also became a developed talent, touring with B.B. King at the tender age of 13. Cavaleri's father, who began tutoring him at age six, shaved the neck of a guitar so that his son could use his small hands more effectively, and the results were incredible. Cavaleri leads his own band, composes and arranges his own material, and employs his well-developed technique with taste and restraint. He has released two albums on Michael Jackson's MJJ label, with the latter featuring guest appearances by Robben Ford and Aaron Neville. 
    At present, Nathan is in his thirties and plays in an Australian band called the Dirty Skanks.