I was born in Tampa and grew up in Miami, Atlanta and Tulsa... now I reside in the hippie enclave of San Marcos, Texas. I mix from my home studio here, which I call Lotus Mix, and I typically track my projects at yellow DOG Studios in Wimberley, Texas and at Abbey Road in London, UK. I'm a partner at yellow DOG... I started the studio as my personal workspace in 1995 and I began regularly cutting projects at Abbey Road in 2003. I play guitar and keyboards and can fake my way through a few other stringed instruments. And I've played all over America and parts of Europe with a few different artists over the years. One of my greatest passions is to assist emerging artists in building a solid foundation for a lasting career.
I'm a voting member of NARAS, Americana Music Association, Americana Music Association UK, AES and my publishing rights organization is BMI.
I've contributed parts to thousands of recordings and over the years have had the pleasure of working with some really amazing artists including the Meat Puppets, Caroline's Spine, Zac Maloy, Green Day, Mike Flanigin, Gary Clark Jr., Kat Edmonson, K'Naan, Pine Top Perkins, Brandon Jenkins, Cody Canada, Junior Brown, Michael Martin Murphey, Mike and The Moonpies, Colter Wall, Season Ammons, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers and Jason Boland and the Stragglers.
I've had the good fortune of having my work recognized through a few awards and through charting success on Billboard (18 albums including 3-#1, 7-top 10), FMQB/AAA (3 singles), Texas Music Chart / Texas Regional Radio / CDX TRACtion Texas (99 total including 4-#1, 6-top 10), Americana Music Association (15 albums / 10 singles), Roots Music (3 singles,5 albums) J1 (Japan), Billboard Japan, ARIA Australia, Australian Blues Chart (2 album - #2/#3), Australian Country Chart (1 top 10, 2 top 50) and EuroAmericana charts.
The Spotify streams for the recordings I've been lucky enough to touch exceed 1 billion.