With MEINL since:
June 14, 1959
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
I was 7
Car that you currently drive:
A stylish '93 Dodge Dakota
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
Watch movies, Ride horses
Barbecued chicken, Mashed potatoes and gravy, and corn
A good Merlot, water
self taught through the likes of Jon Bonham, Jeff Porcaro, Joey Heredia. Had some lessons in elementary school, and then played in the school band all through High school
Highlight of your career so far:
There have been many moments to treasure during my professional career, everything from the first time being on a nationally televised show, to walking out in front of 40+ thousand people. To being able to meet some of the people that influenced my playing, the first time my mother saw me play on TV and she realized that maybe I did OK with my career choice. But the thing that stands out for me is being a part of a foundation for pediatric aids and seeing the faces of children that may not normally be able to see a concert, and watch their smiles and them dancing or just swaying with the beat. That's the good stuff! Giving back, that's the key!
Feel an dynamics in the context of the song
Drumming means to me:
It's what I have always wanted to do and now I get payed for it, life is good!
Advice for up and coming drummers:
Practice with metronome and always listen to the music and give it it's space.
Persistence, Persistence, Persistence
How would you describe yourself:
An easy going musician that doesn't let that define who I am. There is so mutch more important things in life
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
That I was able to touch someone with this gift that I have been given and maybe even if only in a small way have made a difference to someone some way.