Since the beginning. It's in my DNA. A gift given to me by The Creator.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Cheryl Lynn. I was like 6 or 7. I went with my dad. He took me backstage & I got to meet her. I still remember the autograph that she gave me. It said "Got to be real!"
What gear do you use?
Tama drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Logic, Macbook, M-Audio, Shure... My brain is my favorite piece.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
My dad. I was about five when the first time that he played The Dave Brubeck Quartet for me. That just opened up the floodgates.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I've been in several bands & we played a lot of big shows
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Jimi Hendrix, Jaco Pastorius, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Miles Davis, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sun Ra, Bob Marley, Muddy Waters, Oscar Peterson, Tony Williams, Marvin Gaye, Kurt Cobain, John Coltrane, Barry White, Sting, D'Angelo, Airto, ?uestlove, Prince, Raphael Saddiq, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Howlin' Wolf,Roy Ayers, DJ Shadow, QBert, Chris Dave, Pino Palladino, Jill Scott, Foley too many to name... They are all just dope. I would love to learn from all of them.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
The biggest about 2000 or so. The smallest about 5. I am thankful for all opportunities, though. I learned something from those experiences. The most memorable was covering "Hey Ya" and seeing Mel Tillis dance to it!
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Either "Sgt. Pepper's" by The Beatles or Prince, Parade or Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon or D'Angelo's Voodoo. All PERFECT albums in my opinion. I hate this question by the way.