“You’ve been….THUNDERSTRUCK!”
I was always moved by music, but from the moment I saw Angus Young, arm raised triumphantly wielding his red SG, I knew I wanted to play guitar. After dabbling with drums and bass, I decided to take the 6-string more seriously, and the rest, as they say, is history. Thanks to the straight-ahead rock and roll of bands like AC/DC, the Faces and the Stones, as well as the rebellious experimentalism of punk rock and grunge, I planted my flag as a songwriter and on/off frontperson with various seminal bands in Upstate SC.
Although I’ve always found myself anchored with far too many real-life responsibilities to be able to do full-scale tours, I have been very fortunate to have seen stage-time all around the region, and have immensely enjoyed the advent of social networking on the worldwide web as a tool to put my original music out there for all to hear. I have played many genres of music over the past 2 decades, from my punk days in Idle Minds to the alt-country/roots group the Fencejumpers , to venturing into metal with Vilified, reaching back into my classic-rock inspirations with Lockbox and most recently channeling my inner-Foo-Fighter with Left of the Dial. Throughout the past several years I have also cemented myself as a solo artist, putting out my first indie album “Starting All Over (All Over Again)”, and to this day continue to contribute to other projects when needed.
Throughout the last 5 years I have found myself lending my fingers and vocal chords to a number of cover acts and one-off gigs, and The Oath caught me at a particularly convenient down-time musically, so I was more than happy to come on board. I enjoy the opportunity to not only knock the rust off of my pipes, but also to get to alternate guitar and bass duties with Ken Swanger, which is something you just don’t see people being able to pull off. Here, it works very well, as you will surely agree when you come out to support the band.

Guitar/Bass Influences:
Angus and Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
Keith Richards/Ron Wood (Rolling Stones)
Paul Kossoff (Free)
Mick Ronson (David Bowie)
John Entwistle (The WHO)
Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)

Singing/Songwriting/Etc. Influences:
Paul Westerberg (The Replacements)
Tom Petty
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana)
Bon Scott (AC/DC)
Unknown Hinson
Elvis Presley
Mike Ness (Social Distortion)

Favorite Movies:
Star Wars
Pulp Fiction
Purple Rain
Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark/The Last Crusade)
Pretty much any comic book based movie (Iron Man, Batman, Watchmen, Kick Ass, etc)

Favorite TV: 
The Walking Dead
Family Guy
Orange is the New Black
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Detroit Red Wings!

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