I was born and raised in the rurals of North Dakota. After having an epiphany at age 7 regarding drumming, I was finally able to begin playing drums at age 11. I toured the Western US and Canada at age 16 with a professional show band. I began playing my first clubs at 18 years old in and around the state of North Dakota. At the age of 22, I moved to Houston, Texas to get in a van and play a LOT of gigs. I estimate that I have played nearly 5,000 gigs over the past 25+ years. I have been blessed to travel the globe sharing my love of music and playing drums with audiences worldwide.
I love playing, teaching, recording, cleaning, moving (not as much), and talking drums. I am a player and lover of vintage American drums as well. I am not a collector. I consider myself a tradesman and these are my tools.
I do love playing drums. I also enjoy fishing, reading, & construction projects. However, my main job is to be a good Daddy...THAT'S most important.
I have been married to the same lady for over 20 years. She is a much better person than I am. I WAY over-married. We have a teenage daughter that is an amazing artist in her own right...albeit in the graphic medium.
I am extremely thankful for the opportunities to have performed and/or recorded music with the following artists:
Mike Zito, Deadman, Mike Stinson, Bob Margolin, Jimmy Hall(Wet Willie), Hadden Sayers, Jay Hooks, Mighty Orq, Tyler Morris, Johnny Sansone, Annika Chambers, Vanja Sky, John Primer, Shannon Curfman, Sari Schorr, Dawn Tyler Watson, Jonn Del Toro Richardson, Albert Castiglia, Terrie Odabi, Alan Haynes, Miss Trudy Lynn, Buenos Diaz, & Dry Johnson