Favorite bands :
Queen, Brian May, Eric Clapton (Derek & The Dominos, Blind Faith, Cream, The Yardbirds), Pink Floyd (David Gilmour), Roy Buchanan, Freddie King, Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, Bush, The Beatles, The Funk Brothers, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Neil Young, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Frank Zappa, Billy Preston, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Elton John, John Legend, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Hootie & The Blowfish, Elton John, Barry White, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Phil Keaggy, Alvin Lee, Kirk Franklin, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson (The music he made before he transformed himself into a white woman), P.O.D., The O'Jays, Quicksilver Messenger Service, ZZ Top, Bad Company, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Alter Bridge, Delirious?, Jars Of Clay, Creed, King Crimson, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robert Johnson, Rick Danko, James Brown, Richard Manuel, Levon Helm, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Free, Humble Pie, Rush, dcTalk, Seed Company, d:Free, The Shadows, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Metallica, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Styx, Tait, Third Day, Kevin Max, Tobymac, Journey, Boston, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Usher, Ohio Players, Alicia Keys, Van Morrison, Joss Stone, The Wallflowers, Weezer, Wolfmother, The Who
Favorite guitarists :
Brian May, Eric Clapton, Roy Buchanan, David Gilmour, Tom Morello, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Randolph, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Frank Zappa, Robbie Robertson, B.B. King, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Cropper, Phil Keaggy, Keith Richards, Jack White, Alvin Lee, Robert Johnson, Matt Unright, Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Harrison, Ricky DuPlessis, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Tony Runyan, Pete Townsend, Brian "Head" Welch, Albert Collins, Bernie Leadon, Andres Segovia, & Brad Paisley.
Favorite bassists :
John Entwistle, John Deacon, Jack Bruce, James Jamerson, Zac Myatt, Chris Squire, John Paul Jones, Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, George Williams, Victor Wooten, Rick Danko, Tony Levin, Geddy Lee, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Les Claypool, & Bootsy Collins.
Favorite books :
The Bible, The Art Of War, This Wheel's On Fire, Clapton (auto-biography), This Present Darkness, Jurassic Park, Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, The Crucible, Wild at Heart, The Lost World (Crichton), The Exorcist, Jesus Freaks I & II, Watership Down, Wild at Heart, The Way of The Wild At Heart, Stonewall, The Last Full Measure, This Wheel's On Fire, Clapton, more as I remember them.
Favorite tv :
Shark, Paranormal State, Jeopardy, The O'Reilly Factor, Dog The Bounty Hunter, Tales From The Crypt, "Classic Albums" series, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Atlanta Braves Baseball, New Orleans Saints Football, That Metal Show, Big Bang Theory, Mind Of Mencia, Shark, VH-1 Classic, VH-1 Soul, The History Channel, A&E, & more as I remember them.
Favorite movies :
Braveheart, JFK, The Count Of Monte Cristo, John Carpenter's Vampires, Con Air, The Karate Kid (I-III), Rocky (I-III), Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Nixon, Almost Famous, The Passion Of The Christ, The Alamo, Gods & Generals, Gettysburg, Jurassic Park, The Godfather (I & II), The Exorcist, The Serpent & The Rainbow, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, 40 Year Old Virgin, The Apostle, & more as I remember them.
I'm a multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter who is journeying to break new ground, by taking rock 'n roll just a little bit further musically and lyrically. I've played in various groups including (but not limited to), jam bands, praise teams, thrash metal bands, blues bands, and progressive rock bands. I was one of the founding members (as the drummer) of the powerhouse "free gospel" group Diagnosis Free. I've has also been privileged to be able to record in the same studio that was once used by the likes of Elvis Pressley, Roy Orbison, and Chet Atkins. He's written songs that range in genres from Motown, to Blues, to R&B, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Psychedelic, Grunge, and Mainstream Rock. My goal is to make real, soulful, deep music that he can take to the world so that they can know freedom, hope, love, joy, and peace.