I am a musician and songwriter (primarily guitar and mandolin, but with amateur forays into banjo, fiddle, concertina, percussion and keyboard), jammer and jam host, recording engineer, producer, studio mole and occasional performer.
When I perform solo, I'm hank49. When friends accompany me, we're hank49 and Loose Canon. Loose Canon is an ever shifting assembly of fellow musicians including Tom Edwards, Mitch Prevatte, Brian Chaney, Kevin Chaney, Lena and Jason Redding, Bronson Shanahan, Robert Darlington, Dave Eske, Johnny Decker, John O'hara, John Seay and more.
I perform in and around Baltimore Maryland. Recently my favorite venues are the Gordon Center and The Unitarian Universalist Chuch of Fallston. But it once was The Cup coffeehouse in Belair, MD (since changed hands). I also like Huckleberry's in Abingdon, MD.
I usually get pretty good sound and audio recordings when I am in charge of the sound setup. I recorded a show at UU Fallston last December which yielded, after post production and some mastering, several very nice recordings of excellent local performers including Laurie Ballantine and Karen Oliver, as well as Hank49 and Loose Canon (yours truly).
Everyone and everything I have ever heard is an influence one way or the other.
Martin D15 Mahogony, Guild D50, and Taylor 410CE acoustic guitars. Fender Strat and Telecaster, Gibson ES345 and Guild Starfire II electric guitars. Ovation acoustic bass; Ibanez electric bass. Fender, Rhaphsody and Michael Kelly mandolins; Honor concertina, Palatino fiddle and a Tennessee Crafters resonator.
Mackie and Yamaha mixing and Tascam recording eq along with Windows PC based recording and editing hardware and software.
ART, Lexicon, Behringer, Fishman, Digitech, Morley, BBE and Yamaha signal processors.
Crown power amp, Yamaha S115V speakers and Stagepass300 portable PA.
Right hand, left hand, both ears, pineal gland when available, at least one foot, instinct, inspiration, luck, both sides of the brain and my voice, such that it is.