Growing up in the country, playing sports and racing motocross I first picked up a guitar at the age of 19. Having no prior music experience except accompanying my accordion-playing grandfather throughout southwestern PA moving his gear around to his gigs.
I bought my first guitar and amp from my best friend and began the long road of my self taught resume never taking lessons or having formal training. I started playing in my first band in only six months, learning timing and how to perform with other musicians.
I relocated to Las Vegas, NV in July of 2001 seeking musical opportunities and a change. Over the years I’ve gained experience with multiple bands, studio recordings and professional venues. I have performed with cover acts The Blackjacks, Double Vision (Acoustic Duo), The New Retros, Evenflow, The Jone$, Singles, Loveshack, 80’s Station, and the MJ Live Tribute show, but I am always willing to explore new musical opportunities.
Currently perform with on guitar The Blackjacks( 80's, 90's Modern Rock Covers), The New Retros (Pop, Dance, Top 40), and Double Vision (Acoustic Duo). Have previously performed on guitar with Loveshack, Singles, MJ Live, 80's Station, and The Jone$.
Also perform guitar set ups and basic repairs. Visit rpguitarist.com for details.