I play six and twelve string acoustic guitar. My music incorporates melodic two hand tapping and percussion techniques into more or less traditional fingerstyle playing. This style is sometimes called 'Touche Guitar'. I began playing the guitar at the age of 14. My first real guitar was a Fender Mustang (Yes, I still have it). I played rhythm guitar in a small garage band and also in the High School Stage Band. It was when I was in college that I first heard of Leo Kottke and his amazing guitar playing. It changed the way I thought guitars were played. I put the electric guitar down and picked up the acoustic. I listened to dozens of guitarists, both acoustic and electric. They all influenced my playing in someway. In 1997 I recorded my first CD 'Just Guitar'. 'Hometown' followed in 2000 and my latest CD 'Images' was released in 2004. All 3 CDs incorporate traditional fingerstyle along with a double tapping technique, and all songs are original compositions.