Way back when....
I guess the best place for me to start is with my first band. I was 15 and living in Germany and my neighbor Andy Weyl, who crazily enough lives less than an hour from me in CO) along with Alexei, on guitar, and myself played a few gigs around Bonn doing Jimi, Doors, Santana and the like, which now is considered "classic rock", and that was how it started. I went to The Hague for my junior and senior years, where I also was in a band, then, after graduation, came back to the States and went to Berklee, where I was lucky enough to study with Alan Dawson, who was playing with Dave Brubeck at the time. After I left school and moved back to DC, the first gig I got was with a 6 night a week disco band. We would do 2 weeks in town then 2 weeks out of town on the Ramada Inn circuit. While it wasn't exactly the most creative band I've ever been in, it did teach me discipline I needed, which was more important than I realized at the time. After my disco days I was lucky enough to be in some really good bands at a young age doing originals and touring. Most of my stories will start there. Thanks for reading. I truly have no idea what I'm doing, but as in most things, I don't let that stop me!
2/10/2023 05:34:55 pm
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I'm a 40+ years veteran of the music biz and these days I work exclusively as an online session drummer.