I have always loved music. Some of my earliest memories are of my grandparents singing to me. Growing up I would sing made up songs and bang on stuff with sticks. What kinda stuff? Anything really…trees, things I found in the junkyard, lazy boy recliners (great low end thud, not much sustain).
I began playing music in Junior High, when visiting a friend he got out a guitar and played a song. A few minutes later his dad got home from work and joined in on mandolin, I was mesmerized. I had never seen anything like that on a first hand basis. They showed me a few chords and I was hooked.
The moment I had a guitar in my hands I was experimenting with sounds; sliding my fingers up and down the strings, thumping on the body, and making up little diddy’s.
Later on, frustrated by my progress, I taught myself to read music, enrolled in music school at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a music degree.
Since graduating I have played, toured, and recorded as a solo artist, and as a member of several bands. I have contributed either bass, banjo, guitar, and/or percussion for; Estrum, Abandon Theory, Be Brave Bold Robot, Cattywampus, One Eyed Doll, and Arden Park Roots.