Piano Music Style: Melodic, contemporary solo piano. Sometimes delicate, sometimes very energetic and intense. Similar artists: David Lanz, George Winston, Yanni, Michael Nyman.
Musical Influences: David Lanz, George Winston, David Nevue, Dax Johnson, Chopin, Beethoven, Dream Theater, Evanescence, hair bands of the 80s (seriously).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long have you been playing piano? I started playing keyboard when I was 16 years old in 1989. I played keyboards in rock bands totally by ear until I was in my mid 20s. As the stress of struggling to keep the band together began to take it's toll; I started improvising on piano as a way to relax. Finally I realized that the music I came up with when "relaxing" is the music I REALLY should be doing. I changed my focus and never looked back.
How are your songs inspired? Most of my ideas for songs come to me when I'm hiking. Ultimately, my music in inspired by a relationship with God. It's when I'm in the wilderness, away from the noise and distraction of modern life, that I can truly quiet my mind and tune into his influence. The intensity and overwhelming beauty of a trek through the backcountry can also generate very powerful emotions. It's these feelings try to express through music.
Where do you record your CDs? Currently, I record at Spark Studios in Emeryville, CA (San Francisco Bay Area). I use a Yamaha C7 piano (a 7 foot concert grand).
Do you do concerts? Yes! I do everything from 50 seat "living room" concerts to 500 seat venues. Sign up for mymailing list and I'll let you know when and where.