How would you classify your music?
I often have a difficult time classifying my music, but the closest is probably Ambient.
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
My influences vary, and although it’s cliché, there are so many, but big ones are probably Bill Frisell, SRV, Bad Brains, Steel Pulse, and Albert King,
What do you want fans to take from your music?
My music is very mellow, when I play, I want people to feel like they have had a warm bath, and are very relaxed.
How’s the music scene in your locale?
I’m currently in Manhattan, so there is usually a very happening music scene, but the pandemic has shut down all the places to see great bands.
When did you know you were destined for music?
When I was in high school, I got my first guitar, and I’ve been involved in music ever since.
What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?
I’ve seen many fantastic shows. So it’s hard to settle on just one.
I enjoy hearing people’s reaction to my live playing, I never know what their experience to listening to me will be like.
Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?
Possibly “Weeks Become Months, and Memories Become Melodies” cause it’s the first one I ever played live.
How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?
As I get older, I feel my sensitivity, and musical touch, gets softer, with each passing year.
If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
I would love to spend time with Bill Frisell, I would want to hear his approach to music.
What’s next for you?
Once the pandemic is no longer an issue, I will probably play live a bit, and hopefully record some new music.
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