My music is guitar-oriented rock, folk rock, psychedellic rock, jam band, new age instrumental, acoustic, singer-songwriter... Basically just whatever I feel like doing at the moment. I'm not striving for consistency, or a "brand", so much as just expressing the music that is floating around in my consciousness (or wherever these ideas come from).
I'm putting the music on this site for the purpose of sharing ideas and collaborating with other musicians. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it!
I learned to play guitar as a kid growing up in the small town of Bethany, CT, but didn't really get into it until I was an adult, and living in the "Live Music Capitol of the World": Austin, TX!
There are a few friends that I've played with over the years, and who play on my recordings. I played a few gigs with a garage band I fronted called "Samadhi" many years ago, but we've been pretty much inactive as a gigging live band for some time now. So these days my main creative outlet is recording in my little home studio, and informal jams with friends and an ever-growing list of new musical collaborators.
I periodically get together with friends and new contacts to have jam sessions. The format of these sessions changes depending on who shows up, and what combination of instruments we have. I try to record these sessions, and when I find material worth sharing, I will post it to my music page. Most of this material is unrehearsed, first-take, live jams.
Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Neil Young/CSN, Frank Zappa, Phish, Michael Hedges, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, John Mclaughlin, Carlos Santana, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, The Beatles, Tony Rice, Yonder Mountain String Band, John Scofield, Joni Mitchell...
Akai DPS12 digital recorder, Behringer UB2222fx mixer, Shure SM57 & SM58 microphones, Alvarez AD60s acoustic guitar with piezo pickup, Fender Stratocaster, ESP B-50 Bass guitar, Fender Deluxe 90 amplifier, Digitec RP200 effects processor, Casio keyboard, Darbuka hand drum, various percussion instruments, Audiograbber MP3 software.
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