Bio

I am a working guitarist, songwriter, and recording engineer living in Seattle, WA, USA. I’ve done lots of fun stuff over my musical career. Below are some of the highlights:

As a Guitarist
I play in a number of casino-level tribute bands. I’ve played hundreds of gigs and outdoor festivals.
Done session work in a range of styles. I’ve played on the station ID’s and music beds for such stations as KJR Seattle, WSIX Nashville, and WLUP Chicago.

As a Songwriter
Written hundreds of songs in range of genres.
Recipient of the Honorable Mention Award in the Great American Songwriting Competition twice, for the songs Intimate Strangers and Cowboy On.
Song placement in film and television, including episodes of Entertainment Tonight.

As an Audio Producer
Graduate of the Horizon Audio Engineering course.
Written and recorded radio jingles.
Written and recorded the music for computer games and stage plays.

As an Author
Contributing author for Songwriting for Dummies, 2nd Edition.
Author of Understanding Songwriting.
Author of Beyond the Bulb: How to Be More Creative
Author of Because I Wanted to Know, a book of poems and illustrations.

And yes…I still need a day job:
Marketing Director for Warmoth Guitar Products
Major contributor to the design and branding of Warmoth guitar bodies and necks.
I film, produce, and host the Warmoth YouTube channel.

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