My dad got my first guitar when I was 8 years old. Spent a lot more time listening than playing in those years. I got serious about music around 15 and really hit a stride in college at The University of Virginia. The budding music scene in C'Ville in the early 90's was rife with both local talent and strong players coming out of the academic scene. Those years exposed me to a uniquely diverse range of influences and a healthy environment surrounded by many great musicians practicing and creating together. Once I was exposed to that scene, it always felt like becoming a musician was inevitable... it felt like home.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The Police, College of William and Mary, 1981 I believe.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
The Alpha Dogz, Quiver, Sproing, Simmons Group, Straight Up Blues Band, Blues X-Change, The Rhythm Pigs, Jesse Chong Band,
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
I've played shows with audiences as large as 5000 and I've played shows to the waitress and bartender.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?