I am primarily a guitarist who sometimes uses synthesizers to create a mystical aura around my compositions. My earliest influences were 60s soul and blues. In the early 70s I visited Spain, and accidentally landed in the town of Moron de la Frontera where legendary flamenco guitarist Diego del Gastor mentored a small group of dedicated guitarists. For half a year I was able to absorb first hand flamenco at its best in the small cafes there, which turned out to be a great inspiration for me. A couple of years later I decided to make a serious commitment to music by enrolling in Berklee College of music, where I earned a degree in composition with special studies in film scoring. In the mid-80s, while living in Nashville, a friend named William Linton introduced me to “Space Music.” I, needless to say, got hooked and eventually recorded with William and fellow Nashville space musician Tony Gerber. The result was space voyage album ”Cosmic Flight". In late 2011 I took up the diddly bo, the most primitive of blues instruments, and have been having a blast ever since.
Original music and sound design can be obtained through licensing of my music. Complete film scoring is available also. Animation, documentaries, nature, and sci-fi films are my primary focus.
Film scoring credits include the following for the University of Southern California Film School:
"There Is No Doubt"
"The Explosion Artist"- American Film Institute Best Dramatic Film Award
Main musical influences: Kenny Burrell, Albert Collins, Steve Cropper, Reverend KM Williams, Diego del Gastor, John Lee Hooker, William Linton, Pink Floyd, Stockhausen, and Yma Sumac.
I have been a music teacher for over 30 years. Presently I teach all levels of Guitar/Bass/Theory in the Nashville/Pleasant View, TN. area. I welcome anyone interested to contact me.