hey folks! i love music and drumming and want to share both with the world for as long as i live. i lead and play drums for the charlotte, nc based funk sextet (click—>)akita. Genres i thrive on are funk, hip hop, rnb, dnb, soul, and electronic.
group and individual INFLUENCES
My influences in music and drumming include: ADAM DEITCH, LETTUCE, KRS-ONE, EARTH WIND & FIRE, THE METERS, TOWER OF POWER, TECH N9NE, MINDELIXIR, DAVE GARIBALDI, JEFF PORCARO, CLYDE STUBLEFIELD, JAMES BROWN, JABO STARKS, ERIC B & RAKIM, BERNARD PURDIE, LARRY GRAHAM, PRETTY LIGHTS, SMITH COMMA JOHN, RICHARD SPAVEN, PHOTEK, OM UNIT, BOARDS OF CANADA, BLU MAR TEN, GOLDIE, GOOD LOOKING RECORDS, LTJ BUKEM, STEVE GADD, GROVER WASHINGTON JR., BREAK SCIENCE, MACEO PARKER & ALL THE KINGS MEN, KOOL & THE GANG, GAP BAND, DAZZ BAND, ZAPP & ROGER, FLEETWOOD MAC, DJ QUIK, JOHN SCOFIELD, ERYKAH BADU, THE ROOTS, AL GREEN, BILL WITHERS, JOHNNY RABB, GRAMATIK, ELIOT LIPP, KENWOOD DENNARD, BUDDY RICH, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND, STANTON MOORE, GALACTIC, DOM FAMULARO, BOB MARLEY, GIL SHARONE, ZAK FERRELL, CHARLIE LAMPRECHT, SAM FARNHAM, TOMI GULDEN, DAN HAMALAINEN, ELIZABETH KAWOLSKI, RICH REDMOND, ERIC COOMES, and many more...
This is the area in which I am inspired from based on surroundings, pictures, movies, foods, events, travel, and life in general. These include an array from: my job at Ludwig Drums, my wife and daughter, my family, my band, hiking and nature of all kinds, the colors green, orange and blue (primarily those but all colors) Morgan Freeman, Cool Hand Luke, Soul, EGO, Shawshank Redemption,