Los Feliz

Camp St. Raymond


LASS The Improvisation Hollywood

LASS The Improvisation Hollywood

Plonka at the Rose Bowl

Kate Miner at The Roxy

Kate Miner at Ford Amphitheater

Irvine Meadows Amphitheater

Ted Mason at The Knitting Factory

Big City at Paramount Studios

Steve Counsel at The Cat Club

Freebo at Kulak's Woodshed

Kulak's Woodshed

Redhare Gallery

Redhare Gallery

Merrill at The Doug Fir

Merrill at The Doug Fir

Beth Wood at Artichoke Music

Kulak's Woodshed

Banker's Suite Astoria

Peninsula Performing Arts Center

Riverfolk Benefit 1 PAC

Riverfolk Benefit 2 PAC

I have been playing music and writing songs for over 40 years. I have extensive music business experience that I use these days to help promote performing songwriters in the Northwest, and in branding and marketing my non-musical clients. Music has changed a lot since I was a kid, and in some ways, not for the better. It is getting tougher and tougher to make a buck or even get folks to come out to support local music. My biggest passion in life is to find new and inventive ways, not to make us rock stars, but to promote the idea that every musician and songwriter is important right now. And although they might not reach a zillion people or make the cover of the Rolling Stone, they have the power to transform the lives of those who hear them. This needs to be encouraged.

Besides continuing to play as a sideman myself, I help produce benefit concerts, such as the annual Winterfolk at the Alberta Rose, and the Riverfolk Benefit at the Astoria Performing Arts Center.

Please support live original independent LOCAL music!

I love to play music.

I have been doing it most of my life. I started out a singer/songwriter, and started performing professionally at age 15. And although I still write and occassionally perform in front of live audiences, my real love and passion is for supporting others as a sideman. I enjoy being able to bring my heart and chops to hopefully enhance other artists' original performances. I have played Frankenstein with Edgar Winter, Hanging by a Moment with Lifehouse and Hey Jack Kerouak with original members of 10,000 Maniacs, not to mention a host of other great artists, known and unknown, through the years.

I am primarily a power pop and rock player, but have enough groove to play funk and gospel. Although I love it greatly, I have little experience with straight ahead jazz or classical, but can perform at a world-class level on almost any other style of music.

My main instrument is the Hammond B3. It is, in my opinion, the greatest rock instrument ever created! I come alive behind the mighty B like at no other time. I no longer own one - my last C3 was given up once I was able to live with a suitable, more portable instrument. I now play a Nord Stage and Korg CX3 through a Motion Sound amp and it does the trick for most small settings. On bigger shows, when nothing but the real thing will suffice, I rent. Additionally, I play piano and can cover a wide array of synth leads and textures. I also sing very well. I have good pitch and feel and am well suited for a large range of background vocals. In a pinch, I play a solid rhythm guitar and in extreme emergencies, can cover on the drums. Tuba? Don't push it. (But I know a guy...)

I have a unique stage presence. Many have likened me to the Muppet, Animal, for the way I flail when moved. At the end of any great rock performance, I judge the level of intensity, not by the audience's response, but by whether I have whiplash and bloody cuticles!

I not only have extensive stage experience, but have spent hundreds of hours in the studio. I have worked in great studios like ABC, Village Recorder, and Capitol, with music legends like Jay Graydon, Ron Aniello and Kin Vasey.

I am extremely reliable, always early for load-in, usually happy to help with the P.A. or the drums, and have been clean and sober for nearly five years. I have put in my ten-thousand hours of practice, and then some. I want to play. Hire me.

Local Gigs: I am available, with resonable notice, for gigs within 100 miles of Astoria, Oregon, including Portland and Vancouver, Washington.

Touring Gigs: I am seeking a national touring act, mainly focused on North America, but will gladly consider any international touring opportunities.

Recording: I am available for recording at any level. I am willing to travel if the need and the budget are there. I am able to do much recording from my own studio in Hammond, Oregon. I work in Studio Logic Pro and can receive and send large audio files via Dropbox, ftp, or email.

My rates are available on request. Please feel free to Email me with that or any other questions you might have.






  • Nord Stage 76
  • Korg CX3
  • Roland JV80
  • Komplete Kontrol S49
  • M-Audio 61 Controller

  • Fender Stratocaster - Custom
  • Ovation AX Custom Legend
  • Epiphone Sheraton II
  • Ibanez 12-String Acoustic/Electric
  • Yamaha Clasical with Baggs Mic Pickup
  • Flea Ukulele, 3 Alvarez Ukuleles

  • Motion Sound KBR-3D
  • Fender Blues Deluxe Limited Edition
  • Marshall Code 50
  • Vintage Roland Keyboard Cube 80
  • Fender Frontman 25R
Pedalboard 1 (Guitar):

  • Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer
  • DigiTech Ventura Vibe
  • Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi Op-Amp
  • Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi Green Russian
  • Keeley Dynatrem Tremolo
  • Keeley Abbey Reverb
  • MXR Phase 90 Script
  • MXR Carbon Copy
  • MXR Dyna Comp
  • Vox Volume Pedal
  • Dunlap Cry Baby Slash
  • Hotone Harmony
  • Boss BF-3 Flanger
  • Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
  • Boss RH-30 Looper
  • Boss TU-3 Tuner

Pedalboard 2 (Keyboards):

  • Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
  • Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi
  • Dunlap Cry Baby
  • Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter
  • Korg Expression Pedal
  • Motion Sound Pro 3 Rotor Switch


  • AKG Condensers x2
  • Rode NT1-A
  • Rode Stereo iPhone Mic
  • Shure SM58 Beta
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM48

Misc Gear:

  • 4 Direct Boxes
  • Various Harmonicas
  • Various Percussion
  • Handmade Wooden Flute
  • Rain Stick
  • Drum Sticks and Brushes
  • Stage Lighting
  • Fog Machine

Studio Gear:

  • Mac Pro, 16-core, 72GB ram
  • Mac Pro, 8-core, 16GB ram
  • Macbook Pro, dual-core, 8GB ram
  • 78TB High Speed Hard Drives
  • iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Pro 12.9
  • Focusrite Scarlett Interfaces (2i2, 6i6, 8i8)
  • Lexicon Effects
  • ConnectMIDI4
  • Presonus TubePre V2


  • Studio Logic Pro X
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Komplete Ultimate 11
  • Arturia V Collection 5
  • Adobe CC +Stock
  • Ableton Live 9
  • Garage Band
  • Various Sound Editors

I've added a few songs I wrote and recorded a long time ago. They are mostly rough demos, but hopefully you'll hear past the dated production and enjoy the songs! I am starting to write again, after a very long period, and plan on posting the new stuff here soon. But in the meantime ....

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