For over 20 years, I have balanced the talents of performing, recording, producing and teaching lessons. Traveling the country from New York to New Orleans to San Francisco, I have played music in thousands of venues big and small. It has been a pleasure to be invited to play on and engineer hundreds of recording projects with prominent artists including Jim Brock and Tim Cashion. In addition, I have engineered 5 albums of my own projects, including green Light andAutomatic Chi. In 2002, I was invited to compose 4 songs for the soundtrack to the film Walking the West, which won Best Documentary at the California Independent Film Festival that year.
I consider myself to be a versatile musician, playing many instruments in a range of styles. I have had the privilege of playing with some of the best musicians of this era, including John Scofield, Grover Washington Jr, Four80East, and Walter Beasley. I have opened for James Brown, Charlie Hunter, Oteil Burbridge, and Robert Walters. Venues of note include the Knitting Factory in NYC, DBA in New Orleans, the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco and SOHO in Santa Barbara. I even played a stint for the Ringling Brothers Circus.
New projects abound in the studio and on the road this year. The first album from my latest Guitar project, Automatic Chi has just been released and the documentary, The Spirit of Sacajawea, whose soundtrack features my work on Guitar and Bass, is soon to be released. House of Fire, a reggae project, and Jazz is Led, modern interpretations of Led Zeppelin tunes, are two of my latest Bass projects. These days I am staying closer to home. I run a small recording studio at my house where I have engineered projects for local talents, including singer/songwriter Lindsey Horne, Bellyfull and Bubonik Funk. I recently won the 2012 Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts & Science Council. I am using this to fund a recording of my original compositions featuring Jim Brock, Lovell Bradford, Adam Snow, and George Porter Jr. of The Meters.