My passion for music has been with me as long as I can remember. I can’t play a lick or read a note, but I can certainly feel it. I can barely accomplish a simple task without listening to it. And I listen to all of it.
Growing up in Washington, D.C., I was lucky to see some of the greatest, from Dizzy Gillispie to Bo Diddley, Sonny Sharrock to hometown heroes such as Henry Rollins and Danny Gatton.
I graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in economics, but I learned more from going to shows at the 9:30 Club and working in the record store.
I’ve helped to market and sell records for various companies from Rhino to John Tesh. I was an A&R and marketing consultant for RCA for more than 7 years. I even did sales work for a classical label called Four Winds. You’ll find my name inside records ranging from Danny Gatton to Gordon Lightfoot. And the Roy Rogers Happy Trails Collection!
My proudest achievement was working with the Supersuckers, helping the band forge its own path outside the label system while the traditional music industry was burning down around us. It was an exciting time in an environment that was changing rapidly. I was proud that we were trailblazers. It seemed like the Supersuckers were an awesome model for bands. And they still are to this day.
I started this site to talk about my tenure in the music industry, along with trying to entertain and educate. I hope you’ll read along as I post stories and have others post their anecdotes and tales from the inside of the music biz. From RCA to John Tesh to the Supersuckers. From private jets to Econoline vans. From the crossroads where art and commerce meet.
Feel free to send me any questions or suggestions. In the meantime, I will try to keep updating the story and adding things like interviews, songs and photos.
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