I’ve always been a sideman. Not on purpose, it just happened that way. In 1997 Butch Walker asked me to help, and that started a long career of supporting other people. Since then I’ve shared the stage with Butch, Peter Searcy, Gary Wright, South 70, Player, Walter Egan, Eddie Money, Mickey Thomas, Matthew Wilder, Robbie Dupree, Stephen Bishop, Juice Newton, John Driskell Hopkins, Brian Ray, Peter Stroud, Jeff Carlisi, Supermatic, Johnny Andrews, the Veins (w/ English Nick, Dave Cobb and the mighty Darren Dodd), my pals in The Yacht Rock Revue and so many more. I’ve been blessed to know and play with so many great musicians.
All this time I’ve spent performing music, I’ve been writing songs. I’ve always wanted to be a songwriter/producer, ever since I discovered Phil Collins in the 80’s. I’ve been writing songs for close to 30 years now, with other folks and for myself. I’ve travelled far and wide with bands and the only real magic I’ve ever seen is music. Being able to create songs that give joy or solace or affirmation is truly a gift.
Now it’s time to share my own music. It’s taken a while, but I’m damn proud of these. I was able to track in some of the best studios, with the best players. I hope these give you some comfort or hope or whatever you need to get through the day. That’s why I made them.
The incredible music I’ve been exposed to growing up and playing has been my primary influence all these years, and still is, so if these have a familiar sound, the blame falls on my family and friends for teaching me that they just don’t make music like they used to anymore. Well, most don’t.
Thanks for taking the time to listen to my songs. If you dig listening to them as much as I’ve loved making them, I’d appreciate any help you can give to get this record made.