I'm a songwriter from the Knoxville, Tennessee area. I play an acoustic, adult alternative rock sound fused with a lot of rock varieties (from Seattle alternative rock with an acoustic guitar to a softer Indie rock sound).
I played my first live performance in 1997 as a thirteen year old. I played my first solo acoustic/vocals show at sixteen. Soon afterwards, during the summer of 2000, I began playing weekly shows with talented lead guitarist, Aaron Sigler, at Angelo's and the Main Street Coffee House in Morristown, TN. Since, I have played at various times with various people at the following places: Higher Grounds, The Downtown, The Smokehouse, The Java Garden, The Elk's Club, Hillside Grill, D & L Station, Tennessee Tall Tales Emporium, & The Coffee Bean, in Morristown, TN; The Prince Deli and Sports Bar, Preservation Pub, Big Fatties, & Blue Cats in Knoxville, TN, & the DownHome in Johnson City, TN, and Big Mama's Karaoke Cafe in Seymour, TN. I have been aired a few times on former radio stations, WOKI 100.3 "The River" & WOKI 98.7 "The River" during their singer/songwriter's radio show (which were recordings from my performances at singer/songwriter night at the Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN). Some of my friends/musicians that I've played on stage with are (in chronological order): Travis Blazer, Cole Ison, Zack Hamilton, Aaron Sigler, Daniel Vernon, Martin Geppert, Neil Turner, John Worley, John Shockley, Jared Riddle, Lacy Capps, Brandon Surrette, Andrew Little, Jackson Mohr, Shad Schneider, Eric Bowers, Mike Stinson, Alex Melin, James Baysinger, Matt Hammell, Alex Cooper, Andrew Sexton, Mac Comer, Rob Kabrick, Alex Taylor, Doug Kuhns, and my brother, Corey DuBose. I have played in a few bands, such as Cypher, but I am currently just playing as a solo, acoustic, singer/ songwriter.
Your musical influences
Elliot Smith, Ryan Adams, Counting Crows, Wilco, Blind Melon, My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, CSNY, Rilo Kiley, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, Chastity Brown, John Worley, Ben Harper, State Radio, Ben Folds Five, Damien Rice, Bright Eyes, Live, Phish, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Keller Williams, Nickle Creek, Hootie and the Blowfish, Trey Anastasio, Radiohead, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, David Grey, John Mayer, Sublime, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Metallica, Local H, Rehab, Seven Mary 3, REM, a Perfect Circle, Tool, Slipknot, Third Eye Blind, Finger Eleven, HIM, Seether, Third Day, Bebo Norman, Train, Matchbox 20, Citizen Cope, Pearl Jam, Staind, Bob Marley, Damien Marley, Ziggy Marley, Racheal Yamangata, Regina Spektor, System of a Down, Tantric, Tonic, Better than Ezra, the Gin Blossoms, Everclear, the Used, the Shins, Beck, Simon & Garfunkle, Billy Corgan, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffet, Jack Johnson, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Silverchair, Weezer, Fuel, Creed, 311, Eminem, Outkast, Wu Tang Clan, Jewel, Wolfmother, Kenny Wayne Shephard, Stone Temple Pilots, the Offspring, Phantom Planet, Bush, Our Lady Peace, Incubus, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Korn, Helmet, Coldplay, Oasis, the Wallflowers, Queens of the Stoneage, Greenday, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, The Avett Brothers, Pink Floyd, Moby, The Doors, The Beatles/John Lennon, the Eagles, Goo Goo Dolls, Blue Merle, Guster, Blues Traveler, James Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Marcy Playground, Van Morrison, Otis Redding, Miles Davis, Blood Sweat and Tears, John Prine...
What equipment do you use?
A Breedlove Stage C250/CK 35th Edition through a Fishman SoloAmp; an Ovation Celebrity acoustic, a 1977 Alverez acoustic, and a Fender 12 string acoustic, Elixor and Martin strings, Lee Oscar Harmonicas, an Audix OM2 microphone, Monster Cables and a BOSS digital tuner