Started playing guitar when I was 12 years old and haven't looked back. I also play mandolin, bass, some piano and keys, and hope to learn more instruments in the future. I love to play acoustic music and that is mainly what I write, but I also love many other types of music and love jamming with people.
Trying to make it as either a live sound man or a recording engineer/producer. I have been running live sound for various bands and events for over 4 years. I have also been recording for almost four years, and have helped numerous bands and artists (Apollo, Dale Richardson, Fish Market Band, Josh Luckenbach) record demos.
I am currently working on finishing an 11-track solo project; also currently enrolled in James Madison University's Music Industry minor.
I play live in many different forms. Sometimes as a solo act, sometimes as a duo with my good friend Josh Luckenbach (www.myspace.com/joshluckenbach), sometimes with the jam-rock party band called Bailout, sometimes with an acoustic rock band called Puntswontonballoonman, sometimes with good friend Austin Riopel, and sometimes with an instrumental band called I Heard the Noise.
...and i LOVE IT ALL.
Instruments: Ovation guitars, Tyler Mountain mandolin, self-customized Rogue bass, homemade electric guitar, Gibson electric guitar, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 2x12" amplifier, Behringer Ultrabass 200 Bass Amplifier, Boss ME-50 Effects Pedal, D'Addario Acoustic Strings, Dunlop Tortex 1.0mm picks, slides
Sound equipment: Behringer 500-watt Powered Mixer, Shure SM-58s, Shure Beta 58, AKG mics, Kustom 12" speakers, Behringer 10" monitors, Speakon cables, mic stands, mic cables, music stand
Recording equipment: Apple Logic Studio 9.0, Garageband, Cool Edit Pro 2.1, Presonus Firebox console, AKG Perception 200s