In 1986, my parents bought me a red Kramer electric guitar and a 25 watt Peavey amp. As a know-it-all 16 year-old, I was ready to leave behind the classical violin training of my youth and had my sights set on becoming the next Eddie Van Halen. I dabbled in Def Leppard, Guns N Roses and all the great metal bands of the 80's but settled down a bit (as I matured) and formed a classic high school garage band (actually it was in a barn) that played Rush, Pink Floyd, the Who, and Drivin' N' Cryin'. I eventually started singing because our lead singer was usually too stoned to remember the words so I usually had to sing the leads anyway. When I got to college I picked up an acoustic guitar and learned "Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" and from there with my buddies Cooper Williams and Kris Hixson played at sororitiy and fraternity parties playing Jupiter Coyote, the Allman Brothers and Garth Brooks.
In 2009, I walked into a new wine bar at Friendly Center called Winestyles, introduced myself, and eventually found a monthly gig. From there I branched out to other venues playing at Graffiti's Bistro, MJ's Steak & Seafood, and Grandover, as well as places like High Point University and the High Point Furniture Market. My favorite thing about playing music around town is the chance to meet folks and get to know them, entertaining and bringing people back to their favorite tunes and enjoying a night out on the town.