I perform with a variety of 6- and 12-string guitars, along with mandolin and Weissenborn Lap-steel. For live performance, I rely on K&K Pure Mini pickups exclusively. K&K pickups capture the nuance, the depth and the power of each instrument in a truly amazing fashion. When in the studio I will either record the pure mini + preamp directly into the mix or blend it with room mics – tasty! I recommend K&K to all my acoustic musician friends.
From the time I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, music got hold of me. My musical experience has been broad – rock, folk, jazz, classical, blues, bluegrass, instrumental, and world. I studied music and acoustical engineering, earning an advanced degree from Purdue University. After school, I opted for a straight career, but music was always in my soul and on my mind. Now that I have completed a very successful career at a major industrial company – I have the pleasure to devote my time to music.
I have released two albums, “40 Miles” and “Waiting for Lyrics.” You can find them in all the usual distribution points (see links below.) You will hear a variety of styles and influences from traditional to jazz, from perky to chill. My goal is to create an interesting sonic space drawing from a wide range of experiences, yet always anchored in the acoustic music that I call “wooden music.” Beyond that my favorite lyrics not only tell a story or evoke an emotion, but also give the listener something to think about.
My sincere wish is that you find something in my music that provides the soundscape you crave, the vision that delights you, the feeling that you need – whatever that may be.
Here is an example of the K&K Pure Mini recorded “direct in” with no other pickups or mics.
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