Home base Youngstown, Ohio
Gig Bambo Kino
Bass Fender American Standard Jazz
Rig Markbass CMD102P 2x10 combo
Strings Rotosound Swing Bass 66
Heroes & inspiration Jaco, Stanley, Weather Report, and Richard Bona
How did you come to play bass?
I played keyboards in high school. My band had broken up, and I was bandless. My friend at the musician’s union told me a band of older guys was looking for a bassist. He encouraged me to audition. I did, got the gig, and have been playing bass ever since.
What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way?
Rejection is part of the deal. Failing isn’t a problem; not trying is.
What are your musical goals?
To not stop trying, to continue writing and recording.
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