I’m from Long Beach, California, and grew up in a home with a lot of music in it. My dad was a jazz violinist; I’m sure he was my earliest influence as a musician. My siblings played in school band, too, and my brother started playing guitar and blues harmonica, which I thought was just the coolest.
My big break came when my mom decided to steer me away from my first interest – drums – by enrolling me in guitar lessons. That was when I was 9.
Since then, I played with dozens of projects, on stage and in the studio. During the ‘90’s, I called the Cram Brothers Band my musical home. We released one album,
“SuperCaliberOfEcstacyAsAliceDosedUs”, in 1995.
In 1999, I found a message on the answering machine from my old friend Jon Mattox (the first drummer in the Young Dubliners), saying, “call me Bob, I have a business proposition for you…” When I returned his call, he told me that the Young Dub’s guitarist, Randy Wolford, had just announced his plans to leave the group, and asked if I might be interested in auditioning…
Well, I woodshedded like a mo-fo, auditioned, and got the gig.
In the years hence, I’ve been on six CD’s and COUNTLESS tours with the boys.