I'm a Chicago native but have lived and worked in Los Angeles for 20+ years, playing guitar in bands, session work and writing songs, even composing music for TV shows. I've known and worked with Kevin Savigar for over ten years. I played on some of his songwriting demos that he was writing with Rod last year...and one thing led to another and I ended up playing guitar and doing some writing on the new record. It's been an incredible honor! And being asked to do the tour is just beyond amazing for me. To be on the same stage with Rod, playing his music...just doesn't get any better!!
I will be with Rod wherever he and the band tour. I can say my connection to Rod all came through my dear friend Kevin Savigar, former keyboardist for Rod and now co-producer with Rod on Time. Kevin and I have worked together for years and he had me play on demos which led to working and even writing on the record. My respect for Rod as a producer is great. He is not just a great singer songwriter, but knows every aspect of recording, writing, producing and the actual playing each instrument. He is a very wise, intelligent and intuitive man. He knows when to direct and when to let things flow, and that is a rare gift, a sort of yin and yang type thing. I feel so lucky to be involved with this album and tour.