I was born January 5th, 1985 in Birmingham Alabama. I spent most of my early childhood outdoors, traveling, playing sports, fishing, and listening to music. I fell in love with music at a very young age; so most of my life's energy has centered around it. I got my first guitar on Christmas Day 1998. I was 13. I immediately devoted myself completely to learning to play. I did little else. My family relocated to Dallas TX in 2000. I played in several start-up bands and began writing songs too. After high school I went to business school for two years at the University of North Texas before dropping/flunking out to play music full time. We formed JTNL shortly after and the rest is still unfolding.
The Rolling Stones (The Rolling Stones Now, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Beggars Banquet, Exile on Main St.) Led Zeppelin (Albums I-IV) J.J. Cale (V) Chuck Berry (Chuck Berry's on Top) The Allman Brothers (Eat a Peach) The Grease Band (The Grease Band & Amazing Grease) Leon Russell (Mad Dogs & Englishmen) Lynyrd Skynyrd (Self-titled) Gram Parsons (GP, Another side of Gram Parsons) Willie Nelson (Red Headed Stranger, Shotgun Willie) Roland Kirk (Prepare Thyself to Deal with a Miracle) Jimi Hendrix (Crash Landing, Woodstock) The White Stripes (Self-titled, Under the Blackpool Lights dvd) John Lee Hooker (Best of)
Southern gospel, blues, folk, bluegrass, country, jazz.
Charles Bukowski, Ayn Rand