I have played music for 16 years now and have a strong background and love for what I do. Being 30, married, and crazy offers a lot of challenges for someone like me, but I can't quit playing...I've tried...I can't.
Aside from this...I am also 1/3 of another acoustic punk act with my best friends Aaron and Andy called Eighty Three Eighty.
I have never considered myself a "musician" or "singer".
..I am just a fan who loved music so much that simply listening wasn't enough involvement for me. Music along with the the commitments involved have been a source of joy, pain and threrapy through my life. Though some times were tough...the good I have experienced far outweighs the bad, and I can honestly say that I probably would be dead if weren't for music and my love of everything it is.
Musically, I am more influenced by the scene and the people therein more than any one particular band. The local scenes and people in my home State of West Virginia and the ones I encountered across the country really insipired something in me that never went away, and still inspires me today.
What I do may be acoustic, but it is agressive and is put forth with every fiber of my heart and being. I just want to play...plain and simple...I honestly and humbly feel that the songs I have are worth sharing.