The first concert I ever went to was an all night singing in Springdale, Arkansas. It was a Southern/Bluegrass Gospel Singing concert that featured The Hemphills, The Happy Goodmans, The Lewis Family, Gold City, The Blackwood Brothers, The Hinsons and many others!
What gear do you use?
SONAR X1 Extended Producer, Alesis Mixing Console, Behringer Vampire LX1200H 1200watt guitar head with processor and 1/2 stack slant 4x12 cabinet, Schecter Omen 6 guitar with EMG 'Zakk Wilde' signature series dual humbucker pickups, original crybaby pedal, BANSHEE Talkbox pedal, metal pedal, BOSS AG3 acoustic pedal, EQ pedal, CAD GXL2200 studio mic, Roland A-800PRO MIDI controller, Arturia Analog Factory 2.5 32key MIDI Controller and CASIO WK3300 Keyboard, iDrums, GrooveSynth and NI Komplete 6..
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Connection, building an awareness and a fan base. I want to touch people's lives with the gifts that God has given me. I want to share my talents with a broader audience!
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
George Strait, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Michael English, Russ Taff, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Steve Camp, Richard Marx and Peter Frampton to name just a few. Actually....too many to mention! I dig all great music! If it's good...I'm in!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I am not in a band currently. I have been in quite a few bands before. I am currently just focusing on writing, producing and playing music in my recording studio at my own pace. I want to explore new ways of writing, producing and singing my own material. I like it!
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Hm.....probably Artists like Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean. Of course Garth Brooks would have to be there too! That dude is so freakin' cool, man! Yep....definitely have to say these guys!
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Biggest is yet to come. But thousands. The smallest has been probably 2.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
'Gospel' by Michael English, definitely. I picked it because the guy is an amazing vocalist, but also because I love listening to a variety on an album. This album has one theme, but the music is varied enough to keep my spirit up and my soul in tune...