Music

Sound and Lighting background

My sound experience began in the 60s when I played guitar in a garage band. There, I also began learning about sound systems. I have stayed connected with music and sound equipment since then. I know how to equalize, compress, adjust volume, eliminate feedback & hook up most everything. My sound philosophy is simple. Make the sound so that words can be understood and there is NO feedback.


I have done sound for Bluegrass festivals, large Jazz band concerts and Rock bands. I have done the sound and lighting for several Henrico Parks and Rec events in the last few years at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, Henrico Theatre and Hermitage High School Auditorium. I have provided sound services for the Hanover Tomato Festival for the past 5 years; Richmond Italian Festival 4 years and The Wine and Arts Festival at Locust Grove 5 years.  I worked as the  Lightzician and backup sound engineer for Flashback a 9 piece party band for 5 years. I am the sound engineer for Bill Zickafoose and The Continentals, a large Jazz band, 16 pieces.

Examples of some of the live recordings I have done can be found at Live Recordings page.  


In the past, I worked with the Hometown Music Hall Broadcast Show (a live audience radio show), presented by WXGI, at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center. I ran lighting and sound. I wrote lighting scripts and ran Electronic Theater Controls ( ETC) Lighting console controlling over 100 lighting instruments; was on the sound production and recording team, often running the main soundboard or the monitor soundboard during live broadcast shows. I worked with many Nashville artists with the WXGI show including: Kitty Wells, David Frizzell, Stonewall Jackson, and John Conlee as well as our local talent.


Recording background

I specialize in 16 track live recordings with Digital Performer studio software and MOTU hardware. I have recorded many groups, both small and large producing CDs and Demo packages.


My lighting philosophy is to properly light each performer and set the mood for each song in a production. Interpreting each song by moving the audiences attention with lighting to the proper musician during different parts of a song and providing proper background lighting adds to the overall show’s performance.


Other things of note:

Education - VCU School of Music Class in Studio production / Computer Music In Your Ear Studio, Richmond, VA

Lighting Classes:Theater Production Lighting Design class at Henrico Parks and

Recreation

Concert Lighting (OnLine Class)

I'm early retired from Verizon Communications as a network engineer.

My wife and I are members and volunteer at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

VCU - Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Avid boater. Coast guard licensed to 100 tons. Recently returned from a 6 month cruise to the Bahamas aboard our boat “Liquid Therapy”

Private Pilot - Single Engine Fixed Gear Private Pilots License ( inactive)

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