Star Spangled Banner, Winchester Speedway, VA. 6-24-2017

My performance of the U.S. National Anthem at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA on June 24th, 2017. I'm located right in front of turn 1 in front of the main grandstands.

‚ÄčThis was the second time I performed the Star Spangled Banner before a race here, and one of my favorite moments as a musician happened after I finished it that night. A kid walked up and gave me a nickle because he liked my performance. I gave him the pick I used.

Note - My dad recorded this on his phone. 

Anastasia by Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

This is definitely my favorite song Slash has written with his solo band. I absolutely love everything about this song.

Note - I was able to use a new microphone I got a few days before recording along with my usual microphone on this one! It's a Sennheiser MD421 II and my usual microphone is a Shure SM57. I really like the way the audio turned out with this combination. I feel like it's better than any other recording I've made.

Rooster by Alice In Chains

This is the second song I remember hearing from Alice In Chains and the first song of theirs that I properly learned. I first heard it in 2015 and I remember getting to the chorus and being enthralled by the riff that Jerry Cantrell plays on his guitar. I learned it a few days or so after I heard it and it's been a favorite of mine ever since.

Nightrain by Guns N' Roses

This is a project I've done a few times over the years, and I've always enjoyed it.

This has always been a fun song for me to record both guitar parts for and I usually record a new version when I get a new amp or when I learn a new way to record two guitars on the same song.

In this case, I had gotten a new amp just a few days before recording.

Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace

This is one of the first songs I heard from Three Days Grace and it's the only one I've ever learned. I don't play it live very often but I've always found it to be very fun to play.

Back From Cali' by Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy

I believe this is one of the first songs I ever learned.

I also believe this is the first song I ever heard Myles Kennedy sing that he wrote. Myles Kennedy has been a huge influence of mine and my personal favorite singer over the past few years. I enjoy everything he and Slash have done together.