After getting out of the Army (I flew Medevac for 6 years and had quite enough of that) I persued a life in Pro Audio. Heres my resume in a nutshell:
House Engineer at EXF Records-Glen Ellyn, RCL recording- wheaton, River North-Chicago, The Woodshed-Nashville, Castle Door-Nashville.
FOH and/or Monitor Engineer for Friendship sound and lighting-Chicago, Don Ross Productions/The Sabre Room-Bridgeview, db Sound-Chicago, Diversified Audio Group-Chicago, Tennessee Stage and Studio-Nashville, Brantly Sound-Nashville, Clair Brothers- Nashville. MST Sound Services-Lake in the Hills.
House Engineer at Cadillac Ranch-Bartlett, Dumas Walkers-Mt. Prospect, Neon Cowboy-Mt.Prospect, Wolfys on Broadway-Nashville, Jack Legs Speakeasy-Nashville,Mere Bulles-Nashville, The Chicago Loop-Streamwood, Double Vision-Glendale Heights. Monitor Engineer- Chicago City Limits-Schaumburg. Mixed WKDF Studio 103 Live at the Woodshed shows-Nashville (all of them) and I am very proud to say my label showcases at the Woodshed had the highest percentage of artists signed anywhere in town.(you know who you are)
Mixed FOH and/or Monitors for a few hundred artists.
Heres a partial list:
Brooks and Dunn,Cheap Trick,Bad Company,KC and the Sunshine Band,Marshall Tucker Band,Pat Travers,BB King, Kansas,Cal Star,Mel Tillis,Roy Clark,Ronnie McDowell,Eddie Raven,Tom T. Hall,Jannie C. Riley,Ray Price,Ronnie Milsap, Marie Osmond,Starship W/Mickey Thomas,American Breed,American English,The Kentucky Headhunters,Lonnie Brooks,Ronnie Baker Brooks,Buddy Guy,Dave Major and the Minors,Toto,Thelma Houston,Toby Keith,Restless Heart,Dixie Chicks,Blues Traveler, Chris LaDoux,Mark Collie,Scooter Lee,Ken Mellons,Amy Dalley,Neal McCoy,Billy Ray Cyrus,Hal Ketchum,Kevin Sharp,Tim McGraw,Aaron Neville, Rebirth Brass Band,Martina McBride,Phil Vassar,Merle Haggard,Blake Shelton,Lonestar,Johnny Hiland,Yankee Grey,Shanendoah,Doug Stone, The Who,Sheryl Crow,Third Eye Blind, Toad the Wet Sproket,Shawn Mullins,Kimber Cleveland,Micky and the Memories,aaron tippin,Mel Mcdaniel,Pure Prarie League, Travis Tritt,Benny Wilson,The Ides of March,Survivor,Turner Nichols,NIN,Charlie Daniels Band,Scooter Jennings,The Buckinghams,Three Dog Night,Johnny Paycheck,Mobi,Eric Burdon & The Animals,Kenny Rogers,King Diamond,The Byrds,The Tubes,KRS1,LLCoolJ,Ace Frehley,Wayne Toups,Twisted Sister,Quiet Riot,Van-Zant,Asleep At The Wheel,Local H,LA Guns,Nashville Pussy,Jon Oliva's Pain,The Rev. Horton Heat,Bang Tango,Days Of The New, and 3 yes 3 USO tours and a host of Great Chicago bands including:Arra,Infinity,Backstreet Boys,Heartland,Donny Ross,Stevie Starlite,6 Degrees of Seperation,Double Shot,Lydian sea,Drop,Crossfyre,The Roadrunners,White Saddle Band,Breakfast Club,Strutter,Joe Stoner Project,80s Proof,Jostlen Weed,Jak Tripper,Glory Nites, Send in the clones, 7th Heaven,Dave Uhrich, Dream Police, Hot Rocks, Dirty Deeds,Howard & The White Boys, Libido Fink Circus,Universal Slim and The Blues Kangaroos,Bad Medicine,Rick Saucido,Piano Man,Mr. Blotto, Thinner Teed,Hollywood & Vine,Machines Gone Mad,Chasing The Day,Lowbrau, Judas Beast,Blonde on Board,smokin gunz,Not Dave,Justin Trouble,Soul Kiss. If I forgot to mention you,Sorry, Im still working on compiling the list. Its been over 25 years of mixing now.... Oh, and I used to write a magazine column called Sound Advice for Country Connection Magazine, but After a couple of years it became too hard to do from the road, so I had to quit. These days Ive slowed down a bit, I only mix around 160 shows a year,I own a regional production company call Midwest Audio Group and a Fishing Charter Boat in Kenosha, Wisconsin named Lookout Again. I try to spend as much time as I can up there in the summer.
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1 Soundcraft 500
1 Tac Scorpion
2 AH 3300
1 AH 3000