Iowa born, Massachusetts bred, I now reside in Nashville, TN. I would say I had a solo career from the age of 19 to 23, then didn't play music at all for a year or so, then started playing all types of instruments in all types of bands.
I've played keyboards for pop, jazz, funk, and country bands; guitar for rock/pop trios, afrofunk bands, hip-hop bands, and for singer/songwriters; and even played sousaphone in dub/reggae, indie-rock, dixieland, and funk bands. I've done this all over the country. I've also played my own music in Europe.
For the past year or so, I've been living in Nashville and focusing on my solo career again. Playing in a ton of bands and backing up other artists has been great, but I feel there is something I need to get out. This page is dedicated to these solo endeavors.
At this point, as I approach 28 in April of this year, music has been the catalyst for almost every single cool thing that's happened in my life - from playing great shows, to seeing amazing places, to meeting inspiring and awesome people, to falling in and out of love, music has been there. I think that's all the proof I need that I'm supposed to be doing this.
I'm not sure if I believe in myself and my ability to make music in a way that will show everyone that all the sacrifices I and others have made to make this happen were worth it... but I know I'm supposed to play music. It's a passion that often times crosses the border to obsession. I need to make music the same way I need to drink water and eat food. It's just another one of the necessities of life.
Check out some tunes and/or a show and stay in touch!
Pretty cliche, but "big things happening in 2013'!! Ha! :)