Background:

     *Playing professionally since the age of 16.
     *Bachelor of Arts in Music, Cleveland State University, 1990.
     *Attended Berklee College of Music and Miami University.
     *Extensive live and studio experience.
     *Well versed in a variety of musical styles.

Professional Experience:


     *Drummer, China Grove, Chicago, 2017 - present.
     *Drummer, Smokin Gunz, Chicago, 2004 – present.
     *Drummer, Six String Crossing, Chicago, 2011 – 2014.
     *Performing and recording as a freelance artist in the Chicago metro area, 1996 – present.
     *Private teaching practice, 1997 – present.
     *Drummer, West Ridge Community Church, 1999 – present.
     *Drummer, Willow Creek Community Church, 2003 – 2010.
     *Drummer, Willow Creek Community Church, Casa De Luz, 2003 - 2010.              
     *Drummer, The JuJuBees, Chicago, 1998 – 2004.
     *Drummer, Big Sound Audio House, Chicago, 1999 – 2002.
     *Drummer, The Tom Mason Band, Nashville, Tennessee, 1993 – 1998.
     *Drummer, Dalton’s Rain, Nashville, Tennessee, 1992.
     *Drummer, The Shakin’ Snakes, Cleveland, Ohio, 1989 – 1991.
     *Drummer, Buckshot, Cleveland, Ohio, 1983 – 1987.

Freelance Performances Include:

     *Johnny Cash
     *June Carter Cash
     *Joanne Cash-Yates
     *Freddy Weller
     *Connie Smith
     *Skeeter Davis
     *Little Eva
     *Lou Christie
     *George Hamilton IV
     *Ronnie Stoneman
     *Sheila Lawrence
     *Donald Byrd
     *Kim McLean

Recordings:

     *Smokin Gunz 2020.
     *China Grove 2018.
     *Six String Crossing Demos 2011-2013.
     *Broken The Band, “Who We Are” 2006.
     *Steve Laxton, “Tuesday Night At The Avenue Hotel”, And/Or Records, 2002.
     *The JuJuBees, “Six Pack Of Pop”, Big Sound Records, 2000.
     *The Tom Mason Band, “Where Shadows Fall”, 1998.
     *Tom Mason Band, “Tom Mason Band”, 1995, Gas Station Music.
     *Mason/Patton Band, “Mason/Patton Band”, EMI Nashville, 1994.
     *Nashville Cowboy Church, TNN television pilot, 1994.
     *Various Nashville sessions, mostly songwriter demos, jingles, etc., 1992 – 1997.

Current Equipment:

     *Yamaha Recording Custom Drums
     *Yamaha pedals and hardware
     *DW Pedals
     *Sabian cymbals
     *Vic Firth sticks
     *Evans Drumheads
     *Alien Ears IEM
     *Yamaha electronics

Affiliations:

     *Percussive Arts Society
     * Sabian Education Network