What are you working on at the moment?
A super secret record with an all star cast.
Analog or digital and why?
Both! They both have their purpose and are equally as valid.
What do you like most about your job?
Helping dreams come true!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My favorite glass slide, my early 60's Stratocaster, Byerdynamic M160, API Channel Strip, Fender Princeton (assuming there is electricity and a tape machine)
What type of music do you usually work on?
Recently it's been mostly Americana, Roots Rock, Blues, Country, and Jazz.
What's your strongest skill?
I work well under extreme pressure and tight deadlines.
What do you bring to a song?
No matter what I'm trying to bring taste and style to the song with respect for the artist. I want to serve the song.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I am running ProTools 11 with a Universal Audio Apollo, KRK VXTs, and API, Neve, and Universal Audio Pre-amps. I have many great plug-ins from Universal Audio, Sound Toys, and Waves, etc. I have a collection of classic, modern, and vintage microphones. For my guitar work I have Morgan and vintage Fender amps. I have Gibson and Fender guitars.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am constantly finding new inspiration from veterans in the industry to up-and-coming musicians. The names would probably be too long to list, but right now my biggest influences are Luther Dickinson, Blake Mills, Julian Lage, Glyn Johns, and Vance Powel.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of my experience involved full productions where I record, produce, mix and co-write the record.