Being born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but calling Jennings, Louisiana home, he was surrounded by Rhythm & Blues and Soul music music as far back as he can remember. His grandparents introduced him to the sounds of the greats: Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, the ‘Kings’ (BB, Freddy, & Albert), etc. Since the day he got my first pawn shop guitar, music made sense, but he never saw himswlf making a living at it.
Growing up, he played that guitar almost every day. It was his release and his favorite thing to do. After high school, he went to college at Baylor University, but was consumed with school and sports (baseball) so he lost touch with playing although he spent every spare dime on used cassettes or CDs. Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Michael Jackson, Stevie Ray Vaughn…the list is endless.
After college, he picked up his guitar again and became completely consumed with jazz. He went back to my acoustic roots, which led him to an amazing experience in Las Vegas playing on ’The Strip’ for a couple of years. It was something that he enjoyed. Las Vegas taught him a lot, but wasn’t for him in the long run. He’s based in Dallas, Tx now!