My obsession with music began at a young age. I got my first drum kit when I was 3 years old and, for as long as I can remember, I have seized every music related opportunity that came my way. I spent the majority of my childhood in garage/school/church bands, making multi-track recording contraptions by linking cassette players together with spliced wires (before I could afford a 4 track machine), and I even convinced the manager at a local radio station to overlook my age so I could work as a weekend DJ during my sophomore year of high school. I wanted to learn as much as possible about music and the music business by gaining first hand experience whenever and wherever I could.
My professional career began at the age of 17 when I was hired to play drums for a couple of up and coming artists in Oklahoma City, Charlie Hall and Nathan & Christie Nockels (Watermark). Those initial years of touring across the U.S. and abroad led to creative relationships around the world and I quickly found myself working with a variety of artists, both on the road and as a session musician. It was during a string of recording sessions in 1997 that I gained a desire to broaden the scope of my career path. Soon after, I bought my first sampler/sequencer and began to write and perform electronic music when I wasn't working with other artists. That experimentation led to a recording contract with Rocketown Records in 2001, a self-produced solo effort called Aptcore that eventually earned two Dove Award nominations and yielded two #1 Rhythmic singles. I assembled a small home studio for those projects and I was hooked. I began recording and producing some of the talented people around me and have continued to work with many of them throughout their careers to date.
It took another 3 years, a few more tours, a move to Nashville, and a season of writing for a Warner publishing arm before I decided that it was time to pursue music production full time. Shortly after that decision was made, Shane Barnard and Shane Everett, a Texas based duo that I had done session work for previously, asked me to partner with them in a recording studio venture. My wife Tabitha and I made the move to Fort Worth in 2004 and I immediately got to work producing projects for artists such as Ginny Owens, Ryan Cabrera, The Burning Hotels, Jimmy Needham, David Hodges, Green River Ordinance, Robbie Seay, The Khrusty Brothers, and Amy Lee (of Evanescence).
After a busy and exciting 5 years as the resident producer and manager of Spaceway Studios, it became increasingly difficult for me to work exclusively in Texas. I needed to restructure so it would be possible for me to travel to the artists instead of requiring them to travel to me. After working for the majority of 2009 and the first few months of 2010 in NYC, I assembled an overdub studio in Fort Worth allowing me to continue to be anywhere I am needed as well as being able to provide an affordable, creative space to artists when I'm making music at home.
I consider myself very fortunate to be making music with so many talented people. I am currently involved in writing and producing some of the most exciting and creative music I've ever been a part of. Despite the current state of the music industry, I believe It is a good time for music itself. We are headed in to uncharted territory and that's always good for art. I'm looking forward to the future of record making and to being a part of that creative process for years to come.
Music production, engineering, mixing, remixing, and sound design are among the services my team and I provide. I am fortunate to have an incredibly talented pool of musicians and engineers to pull from for any type of project. Every team is assembled specifically with the artist’s style and goals in mind and I only employ individuals who are dedicated to music and the artists who make it, not just to getting paid. We look forward to hearing your music and helping you realize your creative goals.