I am currently the Lead Guitarist for Catawba River Monster.
Please listen to the wide variety of originals I have posted in various styles that showcase my flexibility as a guitarist.
I am also very interested in contributing to existing projects and studio work for people & bands seeking unique guitar solos, rhythms, and input on song structure and recording for their writing or recording work. I am happy to help "finish" songs, write bridges between parts, etc.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 10 2014
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Too Many! Everything Heavy Metal, Rock, and Blues from 1970-present! I got started on Ike & Tina, Creedence and Grand Funk. Then I discovered Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath and Aerosmith as they came out. Throw in some Skynyrd and Doobie Brothers, ZZ Topp, Rolling Stones, Boston, Kansas, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Skid Row, Dio, Ozzy, Black Label Society, Five Finger Death Punch, Extreme and Judas Priest to name a few. I went through a Smooth Jazz phase, (still a huge fan), and that led me in a roundabout way to discovering my Blues roots. After absorbing Robert Cray, Tab Benoit, Roy Buchanan, Gary Moore, The Kings (all of them) the Vaughans (Jimmy too...) I combined everything and evolved into my own style of Blues/Rock/Metal/Funk lead & rhythm guitar (and a little bass playing on my original tracks).
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
I have plenty of gear for practice or a gig as a guitarist. I have stage monitors, studio monitors, a power amp, EQ and Mic, one Bass and five Electric Guitars. See Pics. Willing to invest in gig equipment when the time is right.
Riffage Year: 2007 Album: Insane Instrumentals Genre: Metal
Hard Rock Instrumental. I wrote and played all instruments on this track. Later adapted to The Call with Chip Rogers.
Metallurgy Year: 2009 Album: Demolution Genre: Metal
Hard Rock Instrumental. I wrote and played all the tracks on this one.
Koko Rocks Year: 2008 Album: Demolution Genre: Metal
Hard Rock Instrumental dedicated to my lovely wife Colette aka Koko. I wrote and played all the tracks on this one.
Remembering Year: 2009 Album: Single Genre: Other
Heartfelt Bues/Jazz Instrumental, dedicated to Wade Rogers, Sue Wagoner and Marty Wagoner (RIP). I wrote and played all the tracks on this one.
Walk Year: 2010 Album: Demolution Genre: Rock
New Rock Instrumental. I wrote played all instruments on this track.
Call To Arms
Call To Arms Year: 2011 Album: Demolutionizer Genre: Metal
Heavy Rock/Metal duo, I wrote and played all instruments on this track. Dedicated to the TROOPS, especially the USMC.
Crash Test Dummies
Crash Test Dummies Year: 2011 Album: Demolutionizer Genre: Southern Rock
Rock Instrumental, I played and wrote all instruments on this track. Dedicated to my crazy-ass nephews (and great-nephews...). All Y'all. You know who you are.
I'd Do It All Again
I'd Do It All Again Year: 2014 Album: Single Genre: Jazz
Smooth Jazz with a Bluesy feel all the way. I wrote and played all instruments on this track which is dedicated to my beautiful and amazing wife Colette as we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year.
Stan's Gift Year: 2007 Genre: Blues
Blues Jammer. Based on a riff taught to me by Stan Jacques, to whom I owe most of my formal training and a lot of wisdom. I wrote and played all the tracks on this one.
Hold Tight Year: 2011 Album: Demolutionizer Genre: Classic Rock
Classic Rock Ballad, co written with Chip Rogers (vocals, lyrics and keys). I play all of the other instruments on this track.
The Call Year: 2010 Album: Demolutionizer Genre: Classic Rock
Adapted from the instrumental Riffage on my first CD with the help of Chip Rogers on Vocals, Keys and Lyrics. I played everything and wrote everything else.
Electric Blues Year: 2009 Genre: Blues
Unreleased rough mix of Electric Blues, I wrote and played all the lead guitar tracks on this one.
Charlotte Blues Society: Jam Night @ Finz
Killer open jamming with super players.
Sonny Skyyz & The Rainmakers hosts an all-star jam at Dilworth Billiards.
Real Deal Blues Jam #30-Michael Wolf & D.B.A
Lee Sharpe and Matt Hollowell host a great Americana/Blues rock jam every Wednesday.
Run by Michael Wolf Ingmire, this is one of the most fun jams in town. Come see myself and other top-shelf players trade licks and take turns.