I have been playing guitar since age 8, and have studied in Syracuse with Rick Balestra, and Joe Jewel before moving to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music ('86-'90).
I remained in Boston for the next 12 years working as a musician, and played a wide range of live music.
I began teaching in '92 in a music store south of Boston, and have carried upwards of 20-30 students. It was during this time that I picked up the electric bass.
Returned to Syracuse in '98. Since I've been back, I've played bass with such well regarded bands as The Roustabouts, Ron Spencer & Jumpstart (2 SAMMY awards), and The Fabulous Ripcords. My own band, The Gutter Kings is set to debut over this winter.
Berklee College of Music
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While playing in these bands, I have shared the stage with
Phish, Blues Traveler, Rick Derringer, Martin Sexton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gene Taylor, and many more.
Our bands have been featured at The New York State Blues Festival, CNY Jazz Festival, Blues in the Bay Festival (A-Bay)
and several others around the northeast.
is located in and has the following skills: