Started playing around age 10. My dad and 5th grade teacher showed me a few Beatles, Zeppelin and Stones tunes.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Leo Kotke and Frank Zappa were my first two concerts. My parents brought me.
What gear do you use?
Godin 5th Ave, Godin Uptown, La Patrie concert nylon string, Gibson SG, Gibson ES175 (1947), Gibson L-10 (1933), Gibson Les Paul Standard (1977), James Trussart Steel Master, Fender Telecaster (1998), Asher Ultratone, Manuel Rodriguez spanish acoustic, Zinky amps, Pigtronix effects, Jim Dunlop pedals, strings and picks.
endorsed by: Zinky, Godin, Pigtronix, Jim Dunlop, James Trussart.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The Beatles. My mother and grandmother gave me a few 45's, then my 5th grade teacher taught me how to play yellow submarine. That pretty much got me started.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Bands I am currently with: Eric McFadden Trio, TEN feat. Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta & Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), Eric Burdon & The Animals, Stockholm Syndrome, Faraway Brothers, Shake Well. Have played with: George Clinton & Parliament - Funkadelic, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Liar, Alien Lovestock, IZM, Angry Babies.
Also have worked or played with: Joe Strummer, Nels Cline, Jackson Browne, Reverend Horton Heat, Les Claypool, Edward Sharpe, Widespread Panic, Mike Watt, Carla Bozulich, Keb Mo etc.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Tom Waits, Django, Beatles, Zappa
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
biggest: 30,000 smallest: 3
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?