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Classical, Heavy Metal, Rock-n-Roll Influenced guitarist with Inspirations of guitarists such as Tony Iommi, Michaelangelo Battio, Randy Rhodes, Eric Johnson, Eric Clapton, Zakk Wylde, BB King, Paul Gilbert, Anna Vidovic, and many others.
Guitarist since 1992, at the age of 12 learning basic chords, chord progresions, and scales and modes in the beginning. Started playing with a church in a small town south of Atlanta in Riverdale Ga.
By the age of 15 started playing regularly with the church band and playing out of state shows at conventions in Nashville Tn. and school talent shows. Progressed as an acoustic player to classical guitar with the teachings of Rosenbaum in early school years. At the age of 18 started garage band and wrote several songs with the members at that time in a band called Premonition. Those members were heavily influenced by Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and many other Heavy thrash bands on ly to contribute to technique and speed of playing ability.
Several bands and projects later at the age of 28 Joined with Jamal Hafza with Calling All Stars and played acoustic gigs and bass guitar fill in with the group and continued live performances in the Mcdonough area 40 miles south of Atlanta Ga. Then in July of 2008 joined the band Legion X out of Jackson Ga. Influences and genre were of a perfect match playing our first gig 1 month after joining.
Since then been touring the U.S. and playing national acts with some of the favorites of the heavy metal scene such as Devil Driver, Toxic Holocost, SkeletonWitch, Napalm Death, Darkane, Job For A Cowboy, Kittie, and many others.
The goal is to accomplish success in the music industry while making friends and learning along the way. To entertain the soul of the guitar in front of others no matter what mood or feeling they have. A lick for every emotion and to connect with our species in the way of song.
In words of Jimmy Hendrix...When the power of love overcomes the love for power...the world will know true peace.