I grew up in California and now reside in Nashville, Tennessee. After attending Belmont University for a BBA in Music Business with a minor in Audio Engineering, I began my work as a professional musician. My work includes recording sessions, live performance, demo and master production.
My live gigs include opening up for Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, Clint Black, Frankie Ballard, Thomson Square and more; playing throughout the country in venues ranging from large stadium shows to intimate clubs.
My recording (demo and master) and performing credits include a spread of well established artists/songwriters and exciting new talent such as:
Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett, Jay Joyce, John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Luke Wooten, Risa Binder, Adley Stump, Lauren Alaina, Dylan Schneider, Lindsey Ell, Justin Wilson, Mark Nesler, Marty Dodson, Brooke Eden, Aaron Parker, Rae Solomon, Savannah Keyes, Hailey Whitters, Brett Kissel, Caroline Kole, Brandon Chase, Ryan Hurd, Ross Copperman, Rhett Atkins, Ben Hayslip, Walker McGuire, Tom Douglas, Holly Tucker, Fiona Culley, Snotunes, Louisa Wendorff, Baylor Wilson, Emily Landis, Kalie Shorr, Vanessa Bransan, Seth Enis, Andy Albert, Dave Pittenger, Cary Barlowe, Nick Brophy
Demos for every major publisher in the business and many independents including Starstruck Entertainment, Sea Gayle, Station West, and Ole
Masters for Broken Bow Records and Warner Music/Atlantic Records, master production for Cold River Records
Currently recording debut album for Warner Music/Atlantic Records singer/songwriter Devin Dawson with award winning producer Jay Joyce. It is in the mixing/mastering stage now; can't wait to share! Release date TBA...
2006 Fender Highway One Telecaster (Mod), Fender Custom Shop 60s Stratocaster, Gibson ES-335, VZ Custom HH T-Style, Danelectro Baritone
Martin D-35 limited, Martin OM-21, Taylor DN3, Seagull Dreadnought High Strung conversion, Early 60s Regal converted slide guitar, Recording King banjo, Kentucky mandolin
'65 Fender Princeton Reverb RI, Matchless Lightning 15, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Mesa Boogie 2x12 w/ V30s, Matchless Lightning 1x12 w/ G12M
80s Nobels OD-R 1, 80s Ibanez Mostortion, 80s Boss DM-2, Zvex Box of Rock, Fultone Fulldrive 2, Paul C Timmy, J Rocket Archer, Line 6 DL-4, Line 6 M9, Cusack Tap-a-Whirl, Digitech Whammy...
...to name a few.
Many pieces of gear come and go. I have access to many other instruments as well including steel guitars, basses, keyboards/synths, and other guitars (some off-beat makes) that I do not list because they are on loan. All to say that I never have a problem getting the right sound. If you like the sound of a piece of gear that I don't have I can get it.
Full ProTools 10.3.2 rig with an extensive plugin and sample collection.