I've been in music all my life, believe it or not I started as an A cappella gospel singer and then I played Coronet and Valve Trombone in school band for 3-4 years. I've been playing guitar for 16 years now.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
I'd been taken to concerts as a kid, the first real concert I went to of my own volition was '96, 7 Year Bitch, it ruled.
What gear do you use?
Hagstrom F-300, F-301 & F-200P, I don't favor one over the other they are all good for different styles. As of 2020 Im a Fender man, Mustang, Stratocaster, Jaguar, Precision Bass and my favorite the Marauder.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Anyone got any drugs?
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
It's hard too say, I hated the radio stations where I was at except for the oldies station so it had a big influence on me, later I got into punk rock and underground music but eventually I discarded all my influences. And by oldies I mean 50's and 60's and stuff from the 70's that falls into that category, you know, the real rock 'n' roll.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Bands I've been in or play for include, Sammy Drain, Debris, Fred Roth Revue, Captain Eyeball and then some, all the bands I've been in vary in style, my solo music takes up most of my time now and I gig regularly. As of 2019 I joined Having Issues on bass.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
I don't know, a lot of people I've played with go pretty deep to the core of what they're about and I've jammed with even more people of the same ilk so I'm pretty satisfied.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
It's debatable, probably somewhere between 800-1000 people opening for NOFX in my first band back in '98 we'd only been together for 10 months it was our 3rd show. It was memorable, but writing "Black President" with Sammy Drain live at one of our weekly gigs at the China Harbor the day Barack Obama was elected was good too, but so were a lot of Debris gigs, or playing with the Fred Roth Revue with Steve Fisk on keys at a Haiti benefit gig or playing with Captain Eyeball opening up for Helios Creed/Chrome or playing a solo show with Doug Yule's band RedDog, it's hard too pick one over the others and there's been a lot of other beautiful moments. Smallest audience ever, a couple of people, that's happened a few times but I don't care too share any of those. And as of 2019 with Having Issues weve done some shows with Alice Bag and Thee Deception which is cool.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Again I'm not too big on influences anymore. Most records I've really liked have been specific too a place and time for me. If I could only take one it would probably be a symphony, a long one so it'd have a lot of play time and not be so repetitive.