Up next: The Tragedy of Macbeth at Paper Wing Theatre. I play the feller what takes Macbeth's head from his body. Sorry if that's a spoiler. Starts July 11.
Year of the Snake
I was born into a family of guitar players, singers, musicians, and music lovers. Started playing guitar when I was seven. Put it down for some inexplicable reason to play tenor sax for a couple of years. But then I picked up the guitar again at age 12. Took classical and flamenco lessons for three years, but my guitar teacher--the fabulous Tim Barnett--was a big metalhead. So I was nursed on a steady diet of Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine, and the like. My first official band was a grungy, Alice In Chains ripoff called Subterfuge. After that, I played solo for many years. I am currently in Bog Iron, a local Irish rock band, and in Vulture King, a heavy rock band.
I am a musician and a writer who touches other artistic fields when time, resource, and inspiration permit. Here you will find information about upcoming appearances, shows, etc, and also about my various creative projects: Vulture King, The Bog, The Piscean Creed, et al.
I'm currently playing throughout the summer with the John Michael Band and the Irish rock variant thereof, "Paddy Murphy".
I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. (Turns out...a lot of people were.) I'm based out of Seaside, on the Monterey Bay.