Just having fun, loving music. I play in a celtic rock band called Chancers Hooley www.chancershooley.com I also love to record both originals and covers. Generally I sing and play most of the parts This includes all Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, hand Percussion and Harmonica and drum programming for those that are electronic. Lately I have been using Jamstix for the programmed drums. If you are into that kind of stuff check it out, it is really cool.
I do all of the recording, engineering and production as well using Reaper Software.
I grew up in Arvada Colorado and have lived in the Denver area my whole life, playing in lots of cover bands. I still play a few gigs a year with "Too Much Fun" based out of Boulder. My favorite (and most successful) was "Big Woody and The Bushmen" (search soundclick for songs) up until now with Chancers..
I totally dig playing live. Recording and studio is great but nothing better than in front of (and with) other folks. At the end of the day, I am a big ham, so yes I love to play live in the Denver area.
Joe Walsh, The Who, The Beatles (of course), Chicago and James Taylor were early influences. I also really like The Decemberists, DADA, Collective Soul and Cracker as well as Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner and The Dreadknots.
Guitars, I have always been a Gibson guy, so the requsite LesPaul and SG, but I also have a Gretch that I really like. Recently added a Strat and really like it. Acoustic, I have a Taylor and Guild. Keyboards are Yamaha. For recording I have been using an outstanding program called REAPER. (www.reaper.fm) and as I mentioned Jamstix for drum programming.