My talents include:
- Bass, Electric
- Bass, Upright
- Guitar, Rhythm
- Lyrics, Writing
- Vocals, Backup
- Vocals, Lead
Born and raised on music, I got my start at 16 after finally learning to listen to and appreciate what the bass can do. Played in a couple of riff-oriented garage-rock bands in my younger days, moved along to Classic Rock and Blues cover bands. Played everything from Chicago blues with a mean harp player to modern female-fronted music like Jewel and Alanis. I currently play bass and sing in a Classic Rock band called Nasty Habits. Love the Stones/Allman/Rock vibe. I ventured into show tunes when duty called in my area. Played in 'Hello, Dolly!' , 'Godspell' and a number of show-tune reviews with the local community theatre group.
With songwriting, my biggest influences are Dlebert McClinton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Eagles, etc... I like the country-rock style, with enough attitude to rock, but keeping it real and fun.
My bass playing is self-taght, not that that is really any indication. I know where all the notes are, and I like to find tasty ways to move between them. I like rock, funk, soul, pretty much anything!
Guitar-wise, I'm a rhythm guy, I like to take the 'What would Keith Richards DO' approach to making my parts suit the song the best they can..
Here's the good stuff:
Fender Acoustasonic Tele
Epihone Les Paul Custom With Coil-split P/U option for single-coil goodness!
Garrison g-50E acoustic electric guitar
Martin Shenendoah acoustic electric guitar
Schecter Stiletto Studio 5 string
Yamaha RBX260F Fretless 4 strin
Essex BG-205 5 string
Prima 3/4 upright bass with pickup