About me

Experiences I've had include teaching private lessons, music schools, churchs, original bands,cover bands, studio recordings, duos, trios, private parties, festivals, special events, clubs, cruises and weddings for over 20 years! Opened for Chuck Berry, Uriah Heep, Blues Brothers,The Wailers , Marshall Tucker Band, Nantucket, played shows with Jimi Hendrix's percussionist Gerardo Velez and Lynyrd Skynyrd original drummer and hall of famer Bob Burns. Played on "Rock Legends Cruise 2011" and "Simple Man Cruise 2012" with Preacher Stone and shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Blackberry Smoke, Steppen Wolf,Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Molly Hatchet, Doobie Brothers, Foghat, Pat Travers, Blackfoot and many more national acts. Performed at Carolina Country Music Festival with Moses Jones in 2017,among other artists such as Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean,  Montgomery Gentry, Big And Rich, Darius Rocker, Davisson Brothers, Gretchen Wilson, Kip Moore,Lee Brice and many more... Played more than 2500 shows overseas and more than 25 states including major cities like Nashville, Austin, New York City, L.A, Atlantic City.  Won "Best World Music Artist w/ Tsunami Wave Riders" at Charlotte Music Awards in 2009 and won "Best Country Artist w/ Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave" at Charlotte music awards in 2011. Won "Best Country Band of The Year and"Charlotte Blues Society Competition with Moses Jones in 2017. Performed At International Blues Challenge in Memphis with Moses Jones in 2018. Played shows with bands such as Preacher Stone, Moses Jones, Wink Keziah, Michael Tracy Band, Flashback Party Band, Emerald Empire Band, Right To Party Band, The Extraordinaires, Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave, Throwback Thursday Party Band, Tsunami Wave Riders, Shannon Lee, Jade Moore, Lisa De Novo, Terri Marie, Tonya Wood, Leaving Texas, Stella Rising, Brett Greer Band,  Honky Tonk Playboys, Tastes Like Chicken,Redemption Church Band,Mosaic Church Band and recorded with Wink Keziah,Michael Tracy,Moses Jones,Shannon Lee.  Worked with producers such as Bruce Irvine, Mark Willliams. Many of my students have furthered their music education in college and have also played professionally. I continually study, practice and play and enjoy sharing various techniques with my students. I like to keep current and up to date. For the moment i am playing with area's top bands,church, teaching privately and endorsing a vintage amplifier and pedal company called Blues Pearl!

My approach to students is to keep them engaged by learning songs, music theory, and teaching proper technique. Those techniques are : Picking, legato, arpeggios, chord structures, scales, improvisation,rhythm. I teach in many different styles: Rock, blues, country,honky tonk, classic-rock, hard-rock, jazz-rock,pop,soul,funk