Riff
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Banjo, Fiddle, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

Hi everyone! I am a Roots Rock/Country Blues Rock artist and full-time, professional musician, with years of experience.

I graduated with a degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Utah's school of music in 2012. I have been back to Nashville several times for recording projects and have recorded with A-list musicians including a few members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Rodger's Band, and more.

This past summer, I toured with Collin Raye as his lead guitarist. I also played guitar for Jamie O'Neal and toured for over 12 years as lead and rhythm guitarist for Alex Boyé and have worked with several others in the past. I have opened up for David Archuleta, and have played both small and large venues across the United States and abroad. I am currently working on writing songs for my second album. Songs from my first album, "Back to the Country," have received airplay in the western US, as well as worldwide in syndication. I also currently have a sync licensing deal.

Screen name:
Riff
Member since:
Aug 04 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

John Pizzarelli, George Benson, Eric Johnson, Charlie Christian, Brad Paisley, Wes Montgomery, John Mclaughlin, Big Bill Broonze, Mississippi John Hurt, Tony Williams, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, other influences include: Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Sebastian Bach, Joey Tempest, Brett Michaels, Ian Astbury, Brad Mercer, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, John Norum, CC DeVille, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Mesa Boogie Mark V, Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, ES-175, Eric Clapton Signature Series Fender Stratocasters., Adamas SMT 12 String, Ovation Balladeer 6 string, Fender Jazz Bass, Line 6 POD XT Live, Lexicon MX300 Reverb. Various Boutique Effects Pedals, mics, D.I.s and Mackie Mixer with powered mains and snake.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

I'll be playing in the orchestra for Seussical the Musical at the Sandy Amphitheater on the corner of 9400 S. and 1300 E. in Sandy, UT. Show starts at 7:30pm. And runs through August 22nd.

Live at the Atlantic Cafe 325 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City, UT 8pm-11pm.

Live at the Atlantic Cafe 325 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City, UT 8pm-11pm.

Live at the Atlantic Cafe 325 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City, UT 8pm-11pm.

Live at the Atlantic Cafe 325 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City, UT 8pm-11pm.

Live at Gepetto's Restaurant 2340 Murray Holladay Rd, Holladay, UT. 7pm-10pm.

Live at the Atlantic Cafe 325 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City, UT 8pm-11pm

Live at Atlantic Cafe 325 S Main Street in Salt Lake City, UT 8pm-11pm

Live at the Atlantic Cafe 325 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City, UT 8pm-11pm. Covers and originals

Live at the Atlantic Cafe 325 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT. 8pm-11pm

Live at the Atlantic Cafe 325 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City, UT 8pm-11pm. Covers and originals.