Dream Rodeo credits:
Additional Electric Rhythm and Lead guitar on Canco Incerta fromt the Catala album
For more than 25 years He’s been performing, mixing, and recording professionally.
His knowledge and experience is, in large part, practical, real-world experience that cannot be learned by any other means.
Having worked for 4 different pro audio retailers/Instrument retailers over the years, all dedicated to product knowledge and customer service, and now he works at Sweetwater Sound.
Interview with Andy…
Avid certification for protools HD systems and Icon console training, Avid Venue console certification, Peavey Live Audio Reinforcement certification, Apogee certification, Apple certification, many more.
Why did you first apply for a job at Sweetwater?
It was a natural with my background, I’d wanted to for years, so when I was finally ready for a big change, it was a no brainer.
Live audio, guitars, midi, lighting, home recording
Gear you own:
Bose L1 dual bass, Fishman SA220 PA, Parker Guitars, Fender Guitars, Ibanez Guitars, Eleven Rack, Line 6 Modelers, Mics:RCA, Langevin, AKG, Audix, Shure, Plug-ins: All of them, ha! Much more in the past, too much to keep in my home!
My wonderful wife of 23 years, a Japanese Chin, a Pekingese, and a Grey cat that loves me even though I’m not a cat person. Figures, right?
Other stuff we should know about you (hobbies, talents, interests, etc.):
Mountain biking makes me grin so much my face hurts after riding. I read physics for fun and I’m a hopeless sci-fi nerd – no conventions or klingon language classes yet.
Sammy Hagar, he basically invented Mountain Biking, plus, anyone who can call himself the red rocker without being laughed at is pretty much a gimmie. Oh, also, whoever invented distortion I’m pretty fond of.
Guilty pleasure of choice:
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, and those cheapo chocolate mousse pies out of a box. Oh, man, shovel please.
What do you enjoy most about being part of the Sweetwater team?
Being the best in the industry and being challenged daily to do better, the fun never ends
What’s the biggest gig you’ve ever played?
Opening for Flock of Seagulls, at an outdoor amphitheatre in Dayton, Ohio.