What bands/artists are your biggest influences?
I did love and still love Jethro Tull, Grand Funk and Black Sabbath. Also, I would say Dream Theater, Steve Morse Band, Kansas , Dixie Dregs. There are so many but I think they are my main influences. Dave LaRue is my favorite Bass player. I love his style... so fast and yet so melodic.
What bands or artists did you love when you were a kid/teen?
Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Grand Funk, Black Sabbath, Billy Cobham, Strawbs and Larry Coryell
What do you think of the current music scene?
Life goes on. My dad thought my music was no good. There is a lot of good stuff out there and I am open to all of it. The current music scene is great.
How would you describe Carpe Nota's sound?
I would describe Carpe Nota's sound as unique. We all bring our rock and our own energy. It's very intense as individuals but we collaborate to form this special(k) sound. We love music and may be a little obsessed with playing our stuff. I will stop here because I can go on forever.
What do you most enjoy about being a member of Carpe Nota?
I enjoy Dan and his screaming when he gets mad at not hitting a right note. Pete is the man. He plays that geetar so good and is always over there working and then there's toto, oh wait a minute I was thinking Pete the scarecrow and Dan the lion... I guess that makes me, never mind. pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. I love the people in Carpe Nota.