Guitar, Piano, Lyricist
Album/Song/Tour you are excited about right now.
I played some of my ghost songs like “Daphne and Little Sarah” at the Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. in April.
What singers or bands inspired you growing up?
I grew up listening to Eric Clapton, Cat Stevens, and hard rock like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Mott the Hoople. I was also raised in Detroit and love a good bar band.
Who are your favorite artists today?
I think some of the best music today, that I come across, is in films. I enjoyed “Shallow” by Brad Cooper and Lady Gaga.
What non-musical things inspire your music?
Movies, books, memories of people and past times, history.
Is there a place where you go to be inspired?
Detroit, Spain, and long walks.
What’s been the greatest achievement of your band?
When Kate Jackson, the star of Dark Shadows who played the beautiful ghost Daphne Harridge, called to tell me how much she loved my song “Daphne”. We talked for about thirty minutes. She told me a lot of inside stores about the old Dark Shadows show and some of the stars. She loved the song Daphne and said it really captured the spooky, atmospheric, romantic nature of the character.
Where was the coolest place to play? Where did you enjoy yourselves the most?
Also, I was invited two times to perform as the Flatpicking Professor in Scotland for the Scottish Bluegrass Association.
What are your favorite horror movies?
The Vampire Lovers with Madeleine Smith, Dracula with Frank Langella, The Wicker Man, and almost anything by the old Hammer studios.
What was the scariest night of your life?
Walking home from partying at a friend’s house after seeing the Salem’s Lot TV miniseries.
If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be and who would be your opening band?
An English pub with Eric Clapton.
What are you working on now for future release?
I’m hoping to get my musical Dracula finished and done. Also, I’m working on a new cycle of story songs.
It’s all about the song, and every song has a story.