I started my recording career in Nashville at EMI Music Publishing where they had a studio in the basement. I cut my teeth recording records for friends/bands such as Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, Will Hoge, Betty Rocker (Dan Baird) and a lot more. My first album credit came on Guy Clark's "Cold Dog Soup" when Producer/Engineer Chris Latham had an emergency and asked me to help out with the mixing of the album. Eventually I met producer/engineer Csaba Petocz at EMI and recorded some demo sessions with him and he told me that "if I wanted to really learn how to record, I needed to move to L.A.", so I did as soon as I could.
After moving to L.A. and working in several studios and touring as a live sound engineer, I had the good fortune to become a staff engineer at the Record Plant and the pleasure of working with Ed Cherney for several years as his assistant, as well as a couple more for producer/label head Ron Fair. I worked on countless sessions with engineer/producers Mike Shipley, Alan Moulder, Dexter Simmons, Don Was, Hugh Padgham, Steve Power, Alan Sides, Bruce Swedien, The Neptunes, Peter Mokran, and a ton of other brilliant engineers and stole something knowledge-wise from all of them. Along the way I picked up a Grammy award certificate for working on Kanye West's first album.
In 2005 I was called by Don Was for my first freelance engineering gig, which was for recording overdubs and editing on the Rolling Stones album "A Bigger Bang."
In 2006 my career took a bit of a detour when I started a 2 week session recording overdubs with Billy Bob Thornton. After a few weeks we started the project that would become "The Boxmasters" and we have not stopped since. Going into our 14th year, we have released 10 albums, recorded a bunch more and have toured all across North America. We have also had the privilege of working and recording with legends such as Geoff Emerick, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Eliot Easton, Kevin Eubanks, Keith Allison, Marty Rifkin, Randy Scruggs, Donnie Fritts, Stephen Bruton, Brad Davis, Jon Rauhouse & so many more that I can't remember.
In between Boxmaster's projects, I record and mix for other artists as well as Television and Film features and documentaries, and foreign language dubbed programs for clients such as Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Fox and more.
Since Allmusic is never totally accurate, here are a few highlights.