Bass Guitar, Keyboard.


I am a Singer/Songwriter with roots in Central Oklahoma, Austin and North Texas. I picked up the guitar in my late teens and have been performing and writing music ever since. I was in numerous bands throughout high school and college. I put my studies on hold to write and record an album with a band and toured the Midwest to support it for a time. I returned to college to finish my degree and built a technology career but stayed close to music all the while and continued to write and perform.

My current main project is called SouthSide Soul Collective based in Fort Worth Texas. Our original music tends to be in the genres of Americana, Blues, Southern Soul and Gulf Coast R&B delivered with high energy and tight vocal harmonies. We also pay homage to some classic tunes of these styles along with some some straight up Motown hits. The core band is acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and drums along with a full horn section and the occasional Hammond organ, piano, harmonica and melodica.

SouthSide Soul Collective has been successful well received in various settings including club dates, festivals, special events and wedding receptions.

Screen name:
Member since:
May 28 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


American music with an emphasis on the post-WWII indigenous styles of Blues, Jazz, Country, Gulf Coast R&B and Southern/Memphis Soul. Artists who have had an impact on me, in no particular order: B.B King, T-Bone Walker, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Townes Van Zandt, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Freddie Fender, Doug Sahm, Hank Williams, Freddie King, Wynonie Harris, Albert Collins, Rodney Crowell, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Woodie Guthrie, Billy Gibbons, Elmore James, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson, Roy Orbison, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Howlin' Wolf, Ray Wylie Hubbard, James McMurtry, Guthrie Kennard, James Brown, Ray Charles, Bob Wills, Big Joe Turner, Bo Diddley, etc.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:
Vocalist - Baritone:
Bass Guitar:


Acoustics - Martin, Takamine, Silvertone
Electrics - Gretsch, Gibson, Fender
Bass - Fender
Lap Steel - Gretsch
Amplification - Fender, Marshall, Silvertone