As of Spring 2012, Iíve
been a working musician for over 25 years~ Wow, a quarter century! From the
early 80ís into the 90ís, I cut my teeth on the hard rock circuit in Austin,
Texas. In case you are not aware, the Austin music scene was and is rooted in
the Blues, and this profound influence naturally shines through in my playing
style, or so Iíve been told. Lots of showcase gigs, recording, and touring
with bands Gypsy Rogue,
Kid Stuff, Carousel, and Freak House,
to name a few. I also had the pleasure of shared billing with several National
touring acts of the day, some of which featured my guitar idols.
By Summer í97 it was time
for a change, which brought me to the Pacific Northwest. For the next several
years I did tribute bands~ MANY tribute bands! This was tons of fun, not only
due to big shows and bigger audiences, but also copping the licks of guitar
legends, some of which I tip the hat to in the following section. More gigs,
more touring, lots of theaters, sheds and casinos. I
also joined veteran Portland rockers Stark Raving Mad for a brief stint, and did
a movie and several promo
for talk radio personality Rick Emerson.
In more recent years my
focus turned back to a creative outlet for original music, and this is still
going strong in One Moment. Our style shifts from eclectic, moody, acoustic and
dynamic, to poppy, trippy, psychedelic and raunchy. You can check out our
material and get updates at: www.onemomentonline.com
My latest gig is a
back-to-the-bars, straight up classic rock band we call HookíD. If youíre in the area, and up for a great show
with all the party tunes from the 70ís, 80ís, 90ís and beyond, check the
link for our schedule.
When Iím not busy making
music and tinkering with gear, I also enjoy spending time with my family,
hiking, camping, and cycling.
Since I joined the Eurotubes team in early 2006, Iím very happy and proud to promote, sell and support a product line that I personally believe in and use every day.
Paul Gilbert & Mr Big, Pat Travers, Ace Frehley & KISS, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Neal Schon, Gary Moore, George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, Billy "Blanco" White, Scott Dalhover, Ritchie Blackmore, Brian May, Eric Johnson, Todd Rundgren, Tom Scholz, Rush, Scorpions, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, Kingís X, Cheap Trick, Spinal Tap, and others too numerous to list here.
GUITARS: Yes, Guitars~ I play them,
and I cherish them: My current arsenal is up to 16~! Most of them other than my
acoustics, are either custom made or have some degree of modification. Again,
too many to list them all, but some you can see in the photos.
AMPS: Anderson 100-2R (read about
Hughes and Kettner Access preamp, several older Carvin X-Amps and power amps, to
name a few.
EFFECTS: I have an ongoing love/hate relationship with pedals and rackmount gear, but suffice to say Iíve used both to the extreme. Feel free to shoot me an email for technical questions or other info.