I'm a solo musician/songwriter from Dayton, Ohio. I play guitar, bass, percussion, keyboards, drums, melodica, & whatever else I can get my hands on. My music ranges from acoustic retro-pop to funky soul with a jazz influence. I record in my (very) modest home studio. I don't use effects, loops, or samples in my music; I prefer the warm, natural sound of the instruments. In fact, a warm sound is my main goal in all aspects of performance and production. Thank you for listening!
I was heavily influenced by the albums/artists below, and I spent years absorbing & analyzing their music to learn what I can from them:
Stevie Wonder - everything he's ever done
Paul Simon - everything
George Benson - everything
Frank Sinatra - everything 50's and 60's
James Taylor - everything
Donald Fagen - 'The Nightfly'
Steely Dan - 'Aja' and 'Gaucho'
Syreeta - 'Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta'
Carole King - 'Fantasy', 'Tapestry'
Pink Floyd - 'Dark Side Of The Moon', 'Meddle'
Antonio Carlos Jobim - 'The Composer Plays'
Simon & Garfunkel - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'
Rhino's 'Soul Hits Of The 70's' compilations
Marvin Gaye - 'What's Going On', 'Here, My Dear'
Terence Trent D'Arby - 'Symphony Or Damn'
Curtis Mayfield - 'Superfly'
Ralph MacDonald - 'Surprize'
The Beatles - 'White Album', 'Rubber Soul'
Don McLean - 'American Pie'
Herbie Hancock - his funky 70's stuff
Astrud Gilberto - her first two albums
Butterscotch - an artist on this very site, check her out...
And everything by - Ramsey Lewis, Ronnie Foster, Kevin Eubanks, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Jack McDuff, Groove Holmes, Johnny Hammond Smith, Ray Conniff & Bill Withers
McPherson acoustic guitar, Ibanez electric, Fender amp, Austin bass, LP percussion, Roland MMP-2 preamp, AKG C-3000B mic, Sonar 3 for recording, Sound Forge 7 for editing, Sennheiser HD-650 headphones for mastering.