- Date of Birth:
- November 8th, 1980
- Berkeley, CA
- Current Setup:
- 1954 Kay with a Hickory Fingerboard, Gamut Heavy++ Lyon DG Evah Pirazzi EA. Troll Microphone, K&K bass max, Acoustic Image Clarus2R, Wizzy 10. Fauxnder P bass with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder and LaBella flats. Mesa D180 Avatar 12.
- G.A.S. List:
- Wizzy 12.
- Gigs, Bands, & Ensembles:
- The Doppler Trio, The What You Wants, Cecil Wells, Freelance
- Influences and Teachers:
- Sam Jones, Goran Bregovic, Masada (James Genus!), Thelonious Monk, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Slam Stewart, Waylon and Willie, John Hartford, Professor Longhair, Ray Charles, is there a pattern yet? All the local talent in the Bay Area has kept me busy for a long time now, my favorite players are my friends!
- Favorite Genres:
- Jazz, Country, old RnB, old rock n' roll, Balkan dance music, anything that makes people move.
- Other Hobbies & Interests:
- piano service and restoration, making microphones, hanging with my daughter.
- Available for instruction:
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