The Good Old Daze...

Me Jamin, circa 1985'I guess it's been about eight years ago now, I picked up my guitar again after leaving it sit for way too long. I'm glad I did. It's given me great pleasure and has allowed me, through the marvels of modern technology, to collaborate with musicians all around the globe. As a founding member of the band, Project-43 (or see our YouTube channel here), I've taken a lot of pride and joy from the work we've done. We have a great bunch of really talented musicians and I think we've made some very impressive music. We've released 3 CDs and one EP to date (some free downloads at the Project-43 site. All of it done over the Internet with none of us every having been in the same room together. Pretty cool, eh?

I got my first taste of the 'professional' music life back in the 1980's. For oh, about seven years, I made a living playing guitar in a group called Hot Cargo (believe it or not, they're still gigging!). Those were some pretty partying times to say the least. This was back when I lived in Ohio, where I had grown up. The band played in the greater Cincinnati area. It was one of the best times of my life. Even though nothing much ever came of it, I'm sure glad I took the chance. I would have always wondered what 'could have happened'.

Below are some pics of my Carvin V220 that I used consistently thru the 80's and a Peavey Destiny that picked up in early 2004. I really like this guitar it has become one of my favorites.

Carvin V220 Destiny

My new MAIN guitar is my Agile Ghost. I absolutely LOVE this guitar. It plays like a dream, looks fantastic and sounds like a rock and roll machine! It's truly a bad ass guitar.

I've been using my Boss GT-10, Amplitube modeling software and Adobe Audition recording software to record most of my work. I've become pretty comfortable with the process and mix all of the Project-43 work in my studio on my PC.

Even though I'm a few years older now, as you're sure to notice, I still lean towards the heavier side of the Rock & Roll spectrum. Some of my influences over the years have been Rush, Van Halen, Judas Priest and the Scorpions. Be sure to check out the Project-43 site to hear some of my work and download some really good music!