I've been playing Acoustic Classic Rock for the past 25-30 years. Under the direction of Studio Wizard Dave Roy I got the CD "So Jennerous" out in early 2003 and hope to have the next project "jSecond Coming..." in the can by early 2015!!!
Formative Years (1983-1986)
I cut my teeth performing in and around the Pittsburgh area in support of my dear friend, the late "Mark Q".
I joined forces with some fellow Navy folks to include Scott Jones (Guitar/Voc), Brian Ernst (Bass/Voc), and civilians Mark Sayers (Guitar/Voc) and Augustin Garcia (Drums/Cocker Spaniels) while stationed abroad in Rota, Spain. "TempesT" was our name.
Initial Recordings (1993-1995)
My first studio recordings were at Huelva Studios (East), in Rota Spain under the leadership of Producer/Bluesmaster and TempesT bandmate Mark Sayers.
Return to The States (1995-2000)
Not long after arriving back state-side, Huelva Studios (West) opened in Virginia, where I cultivated my style. There too I learned a thing or two from Hampton Roads Acoustic Legend Lewis
The Rest of the Story...(2000-Present)
Arriving IVO Baltimore in late 2000, I carved a solo-acoustic niche for myself.
Between 2000-2008 I was involved in several projects:
*"Black Irish" -with the Always Alternative Mary Powers
*"The BOHICAs" -with with Soulful Songstress Olivia Goglia, (and Bre'r John P. Holloway sittin' in for several sessions...)
*Squid Pro Quo -where Multi-Instrumentalist ("He can play ANY Stringed Instrument but Banjo!").... Dave Roy and myself took the culminations of our "So Jennerous" CD (Produced by Dave Roy) to the Masses!!
* Seventh Son A Dynamic Duo with Tommy Michelle on percussion
* The Letching Grey's A Classic Corps featuring Multi-Instrumentalist (Flute, Fiddle, Sax, Guitar, Mandolin) and Singer Ron Hanchar and I covering the Deeper Cuts of Acoustica (Firefall, The Beatles, Jethro Tull, Pure Prairie League, & the Marshal Tucker Band)
I took a well-timed & Much-Needed respite ('08-'11) to focus on my day-job and again ('13 to 15) to fulfill my education. A Helpful Handful of "Ya GOTTA Get Back Out there, PAT!!s have me reconsidering my cautious concealment. I reckon it Ain't Over just Yet!!! /-)
Future Ops will be situated in Greater Severna Park locales....
My influences are all were Grassrooted somewhere in Classic Rock .
I use Martin, Tacoma, Fender and Gibson guitars, a Yamaha keyboard, LP and Rhythm Tech Percussion instruments.
Peavey "Escort 3000" (150 Watts per channel) system. (For those more "intimate" occasions")
The recently disbanded (Sequestration) "Letching Greys" had me teamed with Co-Classic Rock Connoisseur Ron Hanchar, whose multiplexed playing skills, Haunting Harmonies, and Reflective Repertoire had us Road-Ready & wont to Expand!! While winds of change have us on hold.... there MAY be a reunion in the future!