Bio

Since first seeing Taj Mahal performing with only a thumb piano on late-night television when I was merely six years of age, I've always had a strong fascination with performing acoustically and “unplugged”. I still remember that occasion like it happened only yesterday, it hit me that hard. After performing my first show on drums at the age of fourteen, I performed on bass guitar and drums until the age of twenty when I chose guitar as my main instrument. This led to me playing in numerous classic rock bands, but when at home, I always found myself in my studio immersed in the blues recordings of B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, John Hammond, Tom Waits, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter and others. After a time, I decided to follow my true calling and began following a new direction more associated with Blues and Rn’B. Since then, I've performed with Blues-Rock and Rn'B acts like The Shufflehounds, The Acousticats, Nightshift, The River City Rhythm Kings and Sugarfoot. Over the last number of years, I've put full concentration on performing as a solo artist, modelling myself after such greats as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, John Hammond, Keb' Mo, Taj Mahal, Delbert McClinton, Tommy Emmanuel, Tom Waits and more. My recorded works include being commissioned by film maker Peter Hill to compose and record a sound track for his independently released movie, "Happy Hour”. I enlisted the formidable talents of The Shufflehounds to be featured on this particular all-instrumental recording. This movie was officially released and saw it’s debut at Colin Lowe Theatre in Canada Place, Edmonton. I have been honoured to appear as a guest musician on a number of other artist’s recordings as well. I've also hosted a weekly acoustic open stage at The Blues On Whyte, Edmonton’s highly acclaimed premier Live Blues destination and am currently hosting an acoustic open stage at Edmonton's newest live music destination, Highnote Bar And Grill. I look forward to presenting my acoustic show in all manner of venues including festivals, house concerts, clubs, private functions and appearing as a featured performer at special events.