I Just finished a 3 mon. US tour; I am always looking for Artists to perform/record with!
Growing up in a small town in South Dakota I was surround by music and my love for playing stems from musical family roots: my Grandfather played the fiddle, mandolin, and harmonica with his brother who was a singer/guitarist at barn dances, my Father also played the harmonica, my Grandmother played a killer organ and accordion ("Everybody Polka!"), my Uncle was a singer/guitarist in a band, my Great Uncle was a recording Country Artist/songwriter/guitarist, and my Great, Great Aunt was the legendary Patsy Cline.........but I was born after she passed......"CRAP!"
I moved to Nashville from Los Angeles after a fateful meeting with Patty Loveless on a plane. I have either played, toured or recorded with Sarah Jahn, Lyngo, Alisa Girard, Travis LeDoyt, The Waiting, LaRue, Jon Fulton, Zack Robbins & Rollin' Thunder, Samantha Madison & WildCard, and WILDCARD playing for crowds of 10 people to 250,000+ and everything in between. I have also done some opening theme songs for a couple nationally syndicated tv shows and radio commercials/ jingles.
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, Ensembles, Percussion, and Madrigal Award, South Dakota All-State Jazz Award, South Dakota State University, Music Tech Minneapolis MN, Musicians Institute Hollywood, CA.
My friend Boo Boo McAfee started a speed competetion so I enterted the contest as a favor and ten years later certified by the WFD (Battle of the Feet) I am still the 56th fastest drummer in the world.
I am thankfully endorsed by Paiste Cymbals, Axis Percussion Pedals, dw Drums, and Electro-Voice.
Thanks for connecting to me Steve. I am always glad to be connected to anyone in the industry. I am really just getting started with writing country but I have been a Christian Recording Artist since 1996. I am eager to leave the day job and do music for a living. I can sing some mean back-up vocals If you ever need a strong singer that can sing most harmony parts. God bless & hope to profesionally see you around town sometime.
Thanks for the request Steve. Always glad to find new friends in this town. I'm an audio engineer currently between jobs & looking for live sound gigs. I'm also co writing and working on guitar - (not there yet!) I do mixing & mastering for the indie community as well. It's tough but I love it!