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Gender MALE
Occupation musician/auto restorer
Location Nashville, Tn., United States
Introduction Born in Buffalo, home of the Pierce Arrow and the Sabres. High school in Indiana, college at Berklee in Boston and have lived in Nashville,Tn since 1993 where I make my living as a guitarist. I've worked with John Prine, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and am currently playing guitar for country performer Gary Allan... we're on tour all the time, come on out and see the show. Thanks to my Dad's varied interests in the car world, I was exposed to everything from SCCA club racing to Classic Car Club of America and AACA events, muscle cars, and everything in between... all from a guy who restored, raced, and drove the cars he collected over the years. A great teacher in every respect. Current projects include a '29 Model A roadster with a Tom Sparks built flathead that will be made entirely of real Ford and/or period correct parts in the style of a 1940's hot rod, a 1969 Chevelle SS396 375hp conv, and keeping my daily driver, a 1971 Chevelle SS with a 406 sb that I've owned since the age of 17, on the road.
Interests Music, comedy, all things related to the automobile... restoration, auto history and using old cars for what they were made for.
Favorite Movies American Graffiti, The Godfather 1 and 2, Annie Hall, The Life of Brian, Spinal Tap, Long Way Round, Citizen Kane, Lenny, Dr.Strangelove, Good Will Hunting, The Last Waltz, any Fellini, Rebel without a cause, The Seventh Seal, Young Frankenstein, Hamlet with Kenneth Branagh, The World's fastest Indian.
Favorite Music Really hard to say. A lot of music that was mostly made before I was born. I'll throw out some as they come to mind... Bob Dylan, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, Elvis, Radiohead, U2, Howlin'Wolf, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Sinatra, Chet Baker, The Band, BB King, Dire Straits, JJ Cale, Mark Ribot, The Beatles, NRBQ, Johnny Burnette and the RnR trio, The Clash, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, Pink Floyd, Buddy Emmons, Haggard Cash Jones Willie Waylon, OK it's time to stop.
Favorite Books Most any Hemmingway esp Old Man and the Sea and For Whom the Bell Tolls, How to talk dirty and influence people, An Actor prepares, On the Road, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Grapes of Wrath, Dylan's Chronicles, Bukowski's Hollywood, This Wheel's on Fire, The American Hot Rod by Dean Batchelor, All Arms and Elbows by Innes Ireland, Phil Hill-Yankee Champion