Born & raised on country music. My parents both were musicians, my father played (still does), my mother played the drums. I started playing about 4 yrs of age, on stage at the age of 12. Currently playing bass guitar for my father's band. As many bands have found in the last 5-10 yrs it's very hard to find a place to play. That is one reason I've decided to go on my own, around other band gigs. My biggest influence would be Merle Haggard.