Current Home: Greensburg Indiana
Hometown: Columbus Indiana
Current Musical Projects:
Guitarist For The Night Owl Country Band http://nightowlcountryband.myfreesites.net/
Guitarist for The Crossing Praise Team
Music is my life. This is what I do. There is no plan B. I first became interested in music listening to my mom's Elvis Presley records and watching Presley's movies. My first guitar was a gift from my grandpa, Columbus Indiana's big band leader Charles Brown. "Swing on down with Charlie Brown"! I still have that guitar, a Kay acoustic. It hangs on my wall and I wouldn't take a million dollars for it.
My mom made me take guitar lessons. Well..... I hated it, the teacher was really strict and not too nice. I think I was in the third grade. I begged my mom to let me quit. She finally agreed, so instead of taking formal lessons, I started jammin to those Elvis records. I learned to develop my ear listening to my mom's record collection. Lots of Motown! Man I wore those 45's out!
By the time I was 15, I was in my first band, Hot Rocks, with my camping club buddies. Our first gig was for our parents, at a camp-out. We only knew two songs:"Smoke On The Water" by Deep Purple and "I'm A Man" by Chicago. We just played them over and over. Our light show was one of those Christmas tree floodlights that rotated around. Yes we were quite something.
I have been in many bands since. It has been a blast. It is such a blessing to be able to touch peoples lives thru music. Playing music is such spiritual thing for me. I like music that's about love and real life.
I am currently the lead guitarist for The Night Owl Country Band.
I have been blessed to play many great stages and venues including a performance at The Grand Ole Opry with The Night Owl Country Band.
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
"I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things."-Tom Waits
“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
- Albert Einstein
“I don't make jokes. I just watch government and report the facts.” –Will Rogers (1879–1935)