Systematic Chaos

In February of 2009 I got a call from Del Westcott, wanting to know if I wanted to play in some sort of progressive band with a guitar player he’d hooked up with on BandMix. I was all for it, but the project never materialized. Instead, Del mentioned that he’d been playing with another band… Continue reading Systematic Chaos

The Just In Time Band

I got a message through BandMix.com in late 2008 from a guy asking me if I’d be interested in playing lead guitar for his band. I hadn’t received any other offers, so it did kind of interest me. I pointed out that I was a bass player, but figured I’d give guitar a shot. I’ve… Continue reading The Just In Time Band

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Just In Time Band

Dec 2008 – In December of 2008, I got a message from a fella through my Bandmix page asking me if I’d be interested in playing lead guitar for their band. This kind of surprised me, since I’d made much on my Bandmix page about being a bass player. I kicked the idea around for… Continue reading Just In Time Band

Nasty Savage & The Pits

1989 The actual name of the band was “Nasty Savage & The Pits”, but we later shortened it to just “The Pits” because we’d found out there was some asshole putting out records as Nasty Savage. This band was literal a joke, and included Gary Ramsey, Danny Bridges and myself. It was ostensibly a punk… Continue reading Nasty Savage & The Pits

RMS

1986, 1988 It could probably be said that RMS was my first “real band”. It was certainly my first experience playing with a full band, and not just sitting around jamming with one or two other people. The version of the RMS I was in was the second incarnation of the band. There was a… Continue reading RMS

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Poetic Justice

1990-1992 I first jammed with Poetic Justice sometime around 1990 or so. This band had the most potential of any band I ever played with. Looking back on it now, after listening to the old tapes, I’m stunned at the potential we had. And I’m continually kicking myself. This is the band every musician dreams… Continue reading Poetic Justice

Live Band

1986-1989 There’s not an awful lot I can say about this band. We called ourselves “Live Band” because that’s usually what it said out front of whatever dive we were playing in. We never actually had a name. We did briefly consider calling ourselves “Free Beer”, but figured we’d be less likely to get our… Continue reading Live Band

Legend

1986-1987 Yes, I was once a member of a band with the improbable name of Legend. Make up your own joke or comment. I won’t do your work for you. Legend was originally formed by a group of teachers from Central School in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. By the time I joined the band most… Continue reading Legend

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Childers & Ramsey

1983-1989 It might not be accurate to describe this project as a band. Or even as a project. But before I ever played in a band, I jammed with Gary Ramsey. Neither of us were good enough to play in “a real band”. But we were good enough to jam with each other. I went… Continue reading Childers & Ramsey

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