I was born and raised in Tennessee. I started playing guitar and drums when I was 10 years old. Soon after that, I traveled around the southeast playing drums for my father’s country band. I formed rock bands in high school and also marched drum and bugle corps during the summer breaks. My passion for performing drove me to leave college and pursue drumming as a career.I moved to Atlanta and began looking for work in a rock band. I found a lot of work with blues artists and college rock bands in the metro area. Next, I moved a couple of hours south to Macon where I hooked up with a powerful jam ensemble and toured the southeast once again.
Eventually, music led me back home to Nashville. I wanted to settle down and find my place in Music City. I was fortunate to meet some wonderful people who helped me realize a great opportunity. At age 21, I landed a job as the drummer for Lee Roy Parnell and the Hot Links. I was able to tour the world and play for large audiences in support of Lee Roy’s “Tell The Truth” album.
After a couple of years of priceless experience, I decided to move in another direction once again. I auditioned for a slot in Phil Vassar’s road band and it felt like a very positive step for me. I have been with Phil Vassar and the Eighty Eights for more than two years and we are having a great time out there.
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