I started playing guitar in 1983 at the age of 11. Since then i have been in several bands and written many songs that i am proud of.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
I don't remember the year but it was a Commodores concert in Alabama with my immediate family. All i really remember is "Brick House" and that i thought Lionel Ritchie had a really weird afro back then.
What gear do you use?
Epiphone Les Paul 100 guitar, Fender J bass,Epiphone Studio 15 bass amp,Behringer VT100FX guitar amp, Alesis DM6 electric drum set.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
It was a three way tie between Michael Jackson, Prince, and Led Zepplin. I think i liked the impact they all had on people. Music was a lot more powerful in the 70's and 80's. Later on in life i got sold on Van Halen,Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Racer X (Paul Gilbert) and any thing else that you could hear clearly at 200mph. Some where in there came weird combinations like Bob Marley, Soul Asylum, Fugazi, The Descendents, The Ramones, The Replacements, Sade, The Beatles, Bad Brains, Helmet, Metallica, Extreme, Bad Religion, Guns n Roses, Living Color, Nirvana,...........
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Dream House, Moose boy, The Push, Three Lines Across, Starting From Seed, Herbus, Soul Question, Special Patrol Group, Champipple, John Waters Band, Marlon's Way, OPEN. All of these bands had a good run, played many east coast shows, opened up for regional acts, recorded something that got played on a radio station somewhere, and had plenty of sex drugs and rock n' roll.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Jeff Beck........serious tone!
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
A battle of the bands in Greenville Braves Stadium or a Soul Question C.D. release party at AREA 51 where we sold tickets and had all you can drink liquor for $10. The place was packed. Most memorable show was at the Acme in Charleston playing a show in the same week as Joan Jett and the Wailers.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Fishbone: The Reality of my Surroundings. It's a bad ass album full of bad ass songs written by bad ass musicians. It's good to go crazy to.