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.

​This 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. 

Man In The Box by Alice In Chains

This was the first Alice In Chains song I remember hearing. I always brought my guitar to my High School before the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks to play for fellow students.

During one of those days, this song was brought to my attention by one of my teachers. I had him for my 10th and 12th grade years for construction classes. He always seemed to enjoy my playing and recommended this song.

It took me a minute, but I eventually learned it and it's been a favorite of mine since.

Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses

There's not much I really need to say for this song. This has always been a song I enjoy playing and a song people enjoy hearing at my gigs. For me in particular, it's always fun to see people singing and dancing along to it as I play it. It usually ends up being the highlight of my night at every gig.

Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin

Another song that usually goes pretty well at my gigs. Almost every time I play it I hear people singing the intro chant and I've always found that to be one of my favorite moments at every gig.

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.

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.