We never really had a singer, so it was a great way for me to practice my chops. I spent the next few years in various metal bands. In 1989, I joined New Orleans born thrash/death metal band, Hammer Witch and stayed 5 years with them. For the next 10 years, I was in experimental metal band, Amillion Pounds, with my brother. I wrote three songs on acoustic guitar during that band's existence and just kept going from there.
My titles are usually based on (or taken from) places I've been, their sound, or what was going on at the time they were written. Jimmy Page and Leo Kottke were also huge influences, from early on. By 2002, I was completely immersed in the acoustic guitar, further inspired by the likes of Michael Hedges and John Fahey, as well as middle-eastern and various types of world music. In 2005, I co-founded my brother's bluegrass brainchild, The Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang. After 2 years, from "The Gang" spawned the band, Blackland River Devils. "The Devils" are essentially the Dallas/Fort Worth members of the Gang, as my brother moved to Austin, taking the EMRAG name with him, thus rebuilding an Austin chapter.
I'm into various other musical projects, as well. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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