I was born in Nashville, TN. in July of 1977. I lived there as a child until I was in my early twenties and started playing guitar at the age of eleven. All though country music was what I grew up around as a child, I was first influenced by blues musicians like B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jeff Healy. I studied under my first guitar teacher Ed Blakely for four or five years and continued to learn with him, playing guitar on my father’s demos and picking up tricks of the trade from Ed on recording and album production that made a lasting impression for years to come. Although country and blues had a big impression on my playing early on, I also started getting into bands like Metallica, Alice in Chains, Van Halen and Ozzy. My playing style was mostly blues based in earlier years, but I was influenced by metal and classic rock just as much as the blues. Recently, I have worked with up and coming musician Deb Barber, playing guitar on her album The Best of Life contributing guitar solos and musical ideas with her manager Buddy Greco and also played a solo on Deb’s cover of Carlos Santana’s Evil Ways that would make even Carlos wonder if it wasn’t himself playing the same classic solo. I continue to write, record, and produce my own songs and have several albums on cdbaby.com and i-tunes among other forms of digital distribution. Please check it out if you have the time.