I’ve devoted my life to the pursuit of discovery, excellence and beauty on the guitar. At different times I’ve been in a hurry to get better, to “arrive” so to speak. Thankfully, at some point I realized the guitar is a metaphor for life itself. A journey more than any lasting destination. Thus, loving the process of deeper and deeper musical revelation (and sharing that with others), has become my passion and continues to motivate me to this day.
I’ve toured and recorded with a wide swath of world famous artists and bands. Highlights include Alanis Morissette, Aimee Mann, Leonard Cohen, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Billy Cobham among others. Sometimes I’m asked how to get a gig or keep a gig. I can only say that whatever I bring to the table as a musician would be of little value if it wasn’t equaled by a history of being a reliable professional.
Although the “session scene” has changed radically since I first started out, I still enjoy the thrill of helping someone else make their music better, even if it’s only for a few hours! I’ve played guitar on TV shows such as The X Factor and American Idol, as well as The Tonight Show and David Letterman. Recording highlights include Halsey, Demi Lovato, Jewel, Dee Snider and Marc Broussard. Additionally, I’ve been singing and performing my own original music for nearly 20 years.
My father used to tell me: “It’s good to play guitar, it’s better to play and guitar AND sing!” I trained with several acclaimed vocal coaches for many years and have sung for numerous TV and commercial spots as a member of SAG-AFTRA. Even if you don’t intend to be a singer, learning to sing, or sing better, can only broaden your horizons, bring you joy, and make you better at whatever your primary passion is!