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I had Piano lessons as a kid, and played Trumpet and French Horn in Jr. high, but I never really made a personal connection with music until I started playing blues and ragtime guitar around 1974.

I had heard and liked pedal steel, but when I heard Buddy Emmons' version of "Wichita Lineman" on the Suite Steel LP, it was all over!  I bought my first pedal steel and joined my first band that same day.  It was a case of "learn to play or get fired", so I spent a lot of time in the woodshed!  Going on 35 years and 300 bands later, I'm still in love with the steel guitar.

The musician's life has been a real adventure- I've played in 48 states and 25 countries, and  met some of the sweetest, craziest, most interesting people on the planet.  Along the way, I've added guitar, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, bass, and music production and engineering to my bag.

When I'm not on the road or having a blast with various local bands, I'm probably in my recording studio working on one project or another, or further exploring the mysteries of ProTools.   (Check out the "in the studio" page for what's going on there).  Music isn't always the easiest life- but I wouldn't trade it for a second.  Not one.


"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where  thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs- there's also a negative side." - - - Hunter S. Thompson
LIVE PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING CREDITS INCLUDE:
Shawn Mullins
Vassar Clements
Buddy Miles
Hank Thompson
Melba Montgomery
Mike Gordon (Phish)
Indigo Girls
Mark Wills
John Berry
Travis Tritt
Darron Norwood
Barbara Fairchild
Blueground Undergrass
Warren Haynes (Government Mule)
Jan Smith
Leftover Salmon
Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)
John Cowan
"Outside Out" Soundtrack (Mike Gordon)
Georgia Public Television
Zambiland Orchestra
DeDe Vogt
Elise Witt
Dan K Theory
Cowboy Envy
Rhett Akins
Oldstar
Vonda Sheppard
Kecia Garland
Ronnie Pittman
Kate and the Retreads
Derek Trucks
Jimmy Herring
Oteil Burbridge
Col. Bruce Hampton
Lee Roy Parnell
Ronnie McCoury
Peter Wernick
Rhonda Hart
David Gans
Night Watchmen
Goody Three Shoes
Nathan Mayberry
Mike Killeen
Emily Kate Boyd
Arlington Priest
Sundiver
Julie Gribble
South 70
Cory Sellers
TBS "Soundstage"
Corey Smith
New Pony
Hank Vegas
Zac Brown Band
Bishop Don
Blake Crimmins & the Hookers
Tony Rice
Jim Lauderdale
Donna The Buffalo
Rehab
Rebecca Loebe
Kevin Kinney
The Internationals
Velvet City Mercy
Jacob Bryant
Saint Francis
Tedo Stone
Sugarland
Taylor Hicks
Warner Brothers Cartoons
The Cartoon Network
VH1 Productions
Keith Burns (Trick Pony)
Max Creek
Shane Bridges
Percy Sledge
Nat Stuckey
Razzy Bailey
Guy Clark
Calliope Fair
Diane Michel
Pat Kirby
Cadillac Ranch
Ron Kimble
El Buho
Lollipop Rock Kid's Music Series
Kate James and Lost Country
Cumberland
Sheri Kling
Alan Wayne Baker
Good Medicine
Paul Sforza
Dell Conner Blues band
Caroline Aiken
Clay Cook
The Planet Riders
Joe Craven
The Code Talkers
Wayne Hill
The Box Rockers
Kofi Burbridge
New Orlean's Juice
"Always Patsy Cline"
Captain Soular Cat
Watch and Learn Jam Series Lessons
Moonshine Still
Jody Abernathy
LavaLamp
Hillbilly Trucking Co.
Alamo
The Strangers To Fame
Berne Poliakoff
Kristin Markiton
The Bird Dogs
Drew Emmitt Band
National Grain
Herring, Rodgers, Sipe
Sonia Leigh
Butterfly Stitch
Waffle House Jingles
New Frontiers
Andy Makely Blues Band
Steve Baxley Band
Tyler Reeve
Larry Keel
Rubber Souldiers
Peter Rowan
Diane Durrett
Georgia
Tractor Supply Company
Berkely Power Corporation
Manchester Orchestra
Across The Wide
Johann Greco