Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I worked on a CD a for a client in Montana. I laid 16 harmony tracks in 3 hours. I also played bass and helped with arrangements.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on my own project to be released in November of this year.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Brad Roberts lays down great Drum sounds.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital because you can lay down as many tracks as you want so you can pick and chose what works best for you.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will give you something you can be proud to share and market.
What do you like most about your job?
Getting to help create something new.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: How do you get your harmonies and ideas?
A: Years of experience and time listening to harmony groups ( Beach Boys, Eagles, Restless Heart)
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I am a lazy grungy garage player.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are you looking for in a player?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Get ahold of lots of professionals and see who is the best fit for your needs and budget.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
The gear listed above would be great.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been playing music professionally for over 20 years throughout the country.
How would you describe your style?
Build a pocket, clime inside and chill.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I enjoy all artists and types of music.
Can you share one music production tip?
My philosophy is the KISS principle.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most of my experience is with country and classic rock but I am versatile enough to do anything you need.
What's your strongest skill?
My harmonies and overall vocals are second to none.
What do you bring to a song?
I play simple and create a pocket. I am a natural harmony singer with a wide range.
What's your typical work process?
Give me scratch tracks and I will chart and build the song from there.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Protools 12 with an ART tube preamp, personas interface and Numan TLM49. I play with a Schecter Stiletto Studio Custom bass.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I like all types of music.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Bass and Vocals (lead and harmonies).