When I saw Ringo with the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, I knew that I wanted to be a drummer. I received a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. U.S. and international touring followed and included appearances on TV shows and music videos. Some of the artists that I have recorded, toured or played drums with include (Country) Trisha Yearwood, Clay Walker, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Darryl and Don Ellis Gatlin, Stella Parton, Johnny Russell (Jazz) Diane Marino Quartet, Mike Stern, Bill Watrous Big Band, Jaki Byard and The Apollo Stompers, The Phil Wilson Big Band, Fred Hersch (R&B) Clifford Curry, Ellis Hall, (Bluegrass) Rhonda Vincent (Prog) Black Orchid, Ancient Moon Orchestra.
Independent, Studio Session, The Tim Tanner Band
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceOne of my most memorable and fun performances was a sold out show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles while I was touring with Clay Walker as the headline artist. The band and the audience were totally on fire!
What Drives Your Creativity?My creativity is driven by diversity. Every style of music including Classical, Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Country, R&B, World, and Prog inspires me to never stop learning and growing!
Why do you choose Vic Firth?My favorite stick, and my “go to” stick is the 5A. It is SO versatile! The weight and balance is very adaptable to everything from the most quiet gig to the most rockin'! Durable, dependable, and comfortable.