Hired Gun Musician
I’ve played hundreds of shows, from birthday parties to Broadway shows, and from weddings to wakes. I’m lucky that I learned as a kid to play both by ear and from sheet music, and my work in college kept me firmly in both worlds. I’m comfortable sight-reading a pit orchestra score, or jumping onstage to follow the bass player through the changes of something I’ve never heard before.
If you need somebody that will show up on time, dress appropriately, stay sober, do their homework, and most importantly – ROCK OUT – get in touch!
I’ve covered last second (sometimes literally) for blues Hammond-B3 players, classical concert pianists, Sr. Mary-Catherine the organ playing nun, honky-tonk plunkers, and the Rocky Horror Motion Picture Show, when two different bands quit because of a difficult director during tech week.
I’m always happy to help out if I can – I know that feeling you get when you have to get a gig covered and can’t find anybody to do it. I can learn from an mp3 or sheet music, and I’ll learn your setlist overnight. I’ve worked as a music director, a choir director, and vocal coach, as well as guitar/bass instructor.
I’ve also got extensive experience with ecclesiastical/worship/service music – I’ve played in traditional Baptist, Modern Christian, Catholic, and Episcopalian services, as well as non-traditional and contemporary services.
Bands I’ve subbed for in 2019 (so far…)
Feel free to reach out to any of these acts, or any of the other acts that I’ve worked with over my career – I’m happy to let my clients talk about me!
- Fly By Radio
- Speed Limit
- Soul Circus
- The Killer Lips
- The $ellouts
- Lunar Beach House
- Conch Republic
- Shannon Lawson
- The Tiffany Puckett Band
- Red Thursday
- The Honky Tonk Band
- Olivia Henken
- Josh Logan
- Full Contact Karaoke
- First Christian Church of Louisville Praise Band
- St. Joseph’s Basilica
- Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
- Shotgun Serenade
A few of my other performance credits:
- Rocky Horror Motion Picture Show (Live!)
- Grammy Winning Nashville Songwriter Frank Meyers
- Louisville Merle Haggard Tribute 2017 & 2018 (with Grammy Nominated Michael Cleveland)
- Sewanee Symphony Orchestra
- Drops of Mercy Gospel Evening
- Civil War, the musical
- One World (Pearson College 2006, 2007)
- ThreePenny Opera
- Bill May Quintet
- Ralph Curtis and the Nashville Imposters
- Johnny Counterfeit
- The Hodgensville Opry
- Shepardsville 44 Country Music Barn
- The Boot City Opry
- Corydon Live!
- Horseshoe Casino (New Albany, IN)
- 2013 International Country Festival, Aarborg Denmark
- Tropicana Casino
- Derby City Gaming
- Red Mile Gaming
- Kentucky State Fair
- Thunder Over Louisville, 2018-2019
- and many, many more!