Home base Washington, DC
Occupation Musician, college financial-aid rep
Gigs Studio, local DC events
Basses Custom Traben Array NT, fretless Gibson Ripper
Rig Gallien-Krueger 800RB and 400RB heads
Effects ART Bass Command Center, DigiTech BNX3, Electro- Harmonix BassBalls
Strings Ken Smith, Rotosound, Elixir
Heroes & inspiration Larry Graham, Chris Squire, Les Claypool, Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Alphonso Johnson, Jesus Christ
How did you come to play bass?
I was an early bass freak—I made a guitar into a bass. After learning the viola as a kid, I was drawn to the bass.
What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way?
Play to improve your mind and artistic knowledge.
What are your musical goals?
To get good management and great gigs.
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