Home base Willamett Valley, Oregon
Occupation Recreation Consultant
Gigs The Yachtsmen, Cumulus, Plazaphonic , Chasing the Ghosts,
6Volt, the Grey Effect
Basses Fender Precision Bass (modded to ’62 specs, with Badass bridge),
Fender Aerodyne Jazz (with Badass II bridge), 1978 Peavey T-40,
Epiphone EBO (modded with EBO bridge pickup and Badass bridge)
Rig Ashdown MAG 600 head, Mesa 1516 (1x15+1x10+2x6) cabinet, SWR
Working Pro 12, Gallien-Krueger Backline 10
Effects Furman power conditioner, Boss TU-12 Tuner, Wampler Clean
Buffer, Tech 21 SansAmp programmable Bass Driver (as EQ), Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI (as
overdrive), Aphex Punch Factory optical compressor, Boss Bass EQ, Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff,
Strings, etc. Ernie Ball Slinky and Power Slinky, D’Addario Short Scale, DR Lo-Riders, Dunlop Ultex .73
picks, George L’s Cables
Heroes & Inspiration Joe Strummer, Pino Palladino, Jared Reynolds, Nate
Mendel, Mike Watt, Paul Simonon, Ben Kenney, Dexter Gordon, Ray
Brown, Geezer Butler, Steve Harris, David LaBruyere, Tim
Commerford, Chris Chaney, Dave Grohl. Inspiration comes from the
music, artists, and producers I work with, and Bass Player plays a
huge part in my practicing, even when I don’t really feel like it.
How did you come to play bass? The rhythm of songs has always resonated
with me most. My folks listened to a lot of jazz, and that provided
a great foundation prior to discovering the wonder of rock.
What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way? Be patient, listen, and
ask questions of a composer or producer for their vision of a tune.
What are your musical goals? Looking actively for education and finding
opportunities to audition for national/international projects.