Harmonic advisor/travel coordinator/graphic designer
What is your signature dish?
Hoss likes to keep it earthy - cabbage, kale, broccoli…but when Son Step is on the road Hoss sets the pace at the trough (Chicago dogs, Lobstah Roll, New Haven Pizza, etc.)
What was your earliest performance?
Tickled the ivories at the elementary school talent show. I worked up my own (watered down) version of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
What are two songs that you can’t get enough of?
Hong Kong Blues by Hoagy Carmichael…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUn4DOGiY_A
What ever happened to good old fashioned understated, tasty phrasing? Nobody does it like Hoagy did. And this band is smokin’! Notice the babes hanging with the band…ahh the good old days.
Kissimmee Kid done by Clarence Vassar and Co. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXfcOvnAyUs
Such a ripping group! Slick tune, nasty picking, and great vibe. If this doesn’t make you want to grab your instrument (or pick one up if you don’t already play one) then go to the doctor yo.
Who is your favorite retired professional athlete?
Have to go with Cecil Fielder on this one.
What is your favorite song off Son Step’s new album?
“Lighter Things” - this song has a lot of input from each band member and has a really unique groove up front. Somebody done gone sprinkled fairy dust in the studio with some quirky 16th note keyboard effects. Shhh…do you hear it?
Did you know Fun Fact:
Autumn is my favourite time of year.