Im a reader and a styles guy who loves a challenge and who truly enjoys playing pretty much anything with a groove. Bluegrass to Big Band. This has served me well in Nashville. Every day is different and the list is long. Im grateful for my career and for having a longtime friend in Vic Firth.
Nashville Studio/Nashville Jazz Orchestra
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceWhen I was first hitting my stride in Nashville we had a quintet called Intuition. Kind of an early Yellowjackets funky fusion group. All original. Every member of this band was a monster, and we packed the clubs we played. The music and the experience was transformative. There was no more thrilling gig than working with that bunch.
What Drives Your Creativity?The charts we read. The songs we record. The tracks we produce. Nashville is filled with superb artists, musicians, engineers, arrangers, and studios. It’s easy to be inspired.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I was using VF Sticks long before i endorsed them. They were and are simply superior. I was out of a model I needed and was headed out of town, so I called the factory just to find a VF dealer near the gig, where I could buy a couple of pair, and Vic answered the phone. After a short chat, I was on the roster. It was a good day.