""If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music." - Keith Richards
At the age of 13, forgoing traditional music lessons, I taught myself how to play the guitar by listening to old blues records and 60’s rock n’ roll. Their early influence is obvious when you listen to my album or come to one of my shows. When I close my eyes and play for my fans, the songs don't fall out of my brain but fly out of my fingers.
People often say that my songs are throwbacks to the best of what classic rock has to offer. I feel like I have aligned my "Sound" with that of the likes of older music. I like to take a song that hasn't been heard in a long time and give it a fresh, new, unique take while keeping it true to its original framework. Although I feel like I have a unique perspective and sound, it was those living giants and dead legends that truly gave birth to my passion. Needless to say, I've spent countless hours listening at their musical feet.
While I love playing solo, playing in a band has its own form of completeness. When I was young, I launched a local band with childhood friends called The Neon Soul Session. We had fun doing gigs but as you know, all good things must come to an end. For many years, I took a break from playing out and concentrated on honing my singer/songwriter skills. I spent this time writing a lot of music that appeared on my first Independent Release, "I Get My Kicks for Free". Luckily my enjoyment of playing with other like-minded musicians never left me and I am a part of several side project bands that I regularly rock out with.
For this coming year, I will be traveling to promote my album. I will also be recording a two new albums! Heartland Drive will be recording an album this year. A.C.'s Soul Medicine will also be recording an album of all original material. Soul Medicine will be traveling the East Coast to promote this album. In the meantime, I may be coming solo to a city near you! So drop me a line and book me!