Born in Billings MT and raised all over the U.S. I started playing guitar around 17 years old... I started playing professionally in my late 20's with Atlanta based band Mad Margritt. I now live in the Pacific Northwest where I record, perform, and tour with Cable Creek Band and Bret Allen and the Northern Rebels as well as playing weekly with various cover bands. I love to play loud, I live for the road, and I am always chasing tone.
Jimi Page inspired me to want to play guitar. I was in high school and started learning how he played from guitar magazine. Bought the "Guitar Hanbook" and read it a few times and learned from friends and older players that I could find.
Tone Timing Taste. "If you want to become a better guitar player, Take lessons from a drummer..."
Trying to improve each time I play live until I can play what's in my head instantly without thinking. To get to the point where it just flows...and the audience feels it.
Being able to play music for a living.
Going out on the Road.
MXR Compressor, Useful in almost any situation. Can be used as a boost.
Ibanez Tube Screamer Has a great light overdrive sound can get crunchy tight. Adds sustain for chicken pickin. Solo's cut because of the mid hump. Can also be used as a boost.
MXR Micro boost. Before or after OD's they work anywhere in the chain.
Play something besides scales. Listen to intervals. Make up a new exercise that I cannot do until I practice it. Use different metronome settings.
I really like Eric Gales out of Memphis. I think he is one of the best players on the planet right now. Plays left Handed upside down and backwards. Check him out.
10 years ago my Favorite was Led Zeppelin. Always has been. Lots of things have changed with the way things are produced and distributed. The way bands tour, How they get signed, paid ect... Even the gear is pretty complex now with all digital pedals and downloads updates, change your settings with bluetooth and things like that.
10 years gone by Zeppelin. I always warm up at gigs with it too.
My 2020 Les Paul Standard.
Because it's the best playing and sounding guitar I have owned to date.
Black Les Paul Custom
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb
Marshall Silver Jubilee 4x12 slant
I use this gear because it's simple and always sounds killer. I run from guitar to pedal board to 65 deluxe and into the 4x12. I leave 4x12 a home for smaller gigs.
I run Rattlesnake cables to connect everything because they are bullet proof and sound exemplary. Hand made in Montana and the best service and delivery I have ever seen in any company!
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