Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I was able to co write a song with one of the member's of Amber's Drive in Nashville and they put it on their EP
What are you working on at the moment?
finishing up a recording for my own band called Bruised Orange.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
I use analog and digital.
My DAW is mainly just a recording platform as apposed to the expense of tape.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will give you the absolute best I can
What do you like most about your job?
helping people reach their dreams
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can't you just fix that in your computer? It needs a retake
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I'm a magician
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your vision?
Is it a multitrack approach or a live band recording?
Do you have examples of other bands that have the sound you want?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
lets get your vision clear before we commit to anything
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
56 Fender Princeton, Les Paul Jr., Taylor acoustic, Harmonica tuned to C, and a frying pan to cook fish on
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been a musician for thirty years and recording for the last five years
How would you describe your style?
Get It Done!
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Drive By Truckers because they've made huge success independently
Can you share one music production tip?
Stay out of the bands way
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I like to think I don't get in the way of a great song or performance. Rather I just help them get the sound they want across. The performers do the work
Tell us about your studio setup.
I run a Mackie board,1604i onyx with logic on my iMac. I have lots of vintage guitars like Harmony Rocket, and Silver tone 3/4 length. Some small tube amps. Danelectro Long Horn bass and a Fender P. I use primarily PSP plug ins
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
T Bone Burnett, John Prine, White Stripes, Jason Isbell, Drive By Truckers, Blue Rodeo,
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
record, mix, master, and live recording