Bio

 
 


Raised in the artistic community of Woodstock, NY, music has been a fundamental part of my life since as far back as I can remember. Experimenting with various instruments since the age of 8, I discovered and fell in love with the guitar at the age of 12 and immersed myself into a rigorous practice regimen, often spending up to 8 hours a day becoming more and more proficient on the instrument.


As a guitarist, I have played on sessions for various television, album and film projects. I released "Stained Voodoo", a collection of 10 original compositions ranging in style from rock to funk to acoustic, that pays homage to my earliest musical influences. In 2006, Stained Voodoo took home the Instrumental Album of the Year award at the LA Music Awards.  I wrote “Introspective Guitar” and have also worked with Guitar Tricks as an online guitar instructor. 


As a songwriter and producer, I have signed publishing deals with a number production music libraries and my songs have been placed in various movies, television shows, DVDs, and commercials. I’ve written songs for television shows including American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Cold Case, EXTRA, The Sing-Off, Hannah Montana, and High School Musical 2.  I’ve written and produced commercials for Audi, Mazda and Skechers.  I also wrote and played guitar on the single “I Like It” for Sheila E and The E Family.


A more in depth list of my credits can be found on the Credits page of this website.


A brief rundown of some recent recordings would include the new release by Jeff Bowders entitled “The Pilgrimage of Thingamuhjig.”  This is a record that I’m extremely proud to have been a part of and am honored to have shared the guitar duties along side artists including Paul Gilbert, Richie Kotzen, and Greg Howe.  I wrote the theme song for the tv show “The Young Icons.”  I also performed on and co-produced a virtual instrument library for Vir2 Instruments entitled "Acoustic Legends."


Currently I am working on a number of projects.  The first being my production company SonicTremor and our Trailer Music Series which is now fully administered by 5 Alarm Music and includes 5 titles, Darklight, Fire & Ice, Tensity, Drone Strike and Purgatoria.  Big Fish Audio has recently released “Steel & Wood: Acoustic Songwriter Sessions,” a loop library I produced featuring meticulously recorded acoustic guitars, mandolin and ukulele.  I’ve been writing for Collectible Guitar Magazine as well as continuing to compose for a number of tv shows at any given time. 


Finally, I am an endorsing artist for McPherson Guitars, Kemper Amplifiers, Westone In-Ear Monitors, DRC Guitars, Elixir Strings, DiMarzio Pickups, Visual Sound Amps & Pedals, George L’s Cables, In Tune Guitar Picks, Propellerhead Software, Sonoma Wireworks, Blue Microphones, X-Tempo Designs, and Presonus Studio Gear.


For the most up to date information on what I’m working on, please visit my NEWS page as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts.