This excludes "jamming"

Chicago Plays the Stones (feat Ronnie Baker Brooks & Billy Branch)

Welch-Ledbetter Connection **BMA Winners**

Mike Ledbetter
3 time Grammy Nominated Billy Branch

Bernard Allison

Jimmy Burns

Ana Popovic

Being from Chicago I play a lot of Blues and roots music. I started playing gospel music at New Miracle Temple church in the 1990s,  and fell in love with drumming ever since. I decided after receiving my bachelors degree at Western Illinois University to become a pro drummer.




 I am a Blues Music Award Winner! Welch-Ledbetter Connection won Band of the Year!

You can catch me touring with Alligator Recording artist and,  3 time Grammy Nominee Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues.  Also I have some tour dates with "Chicago Plays the Stones" featuring Billy Branch and Ronnie Baker Brooks.  I will be performing Chicago Blues Fest,  Tampa Bay Blues fest, and Utah Blues fest with Welch Connection and Friends.

**New Music Alert** 

I'm happy to announce the release of Catfood Records artist James Armstrong"

"Blues Been Good To Me."  I co-wrote the title track with Matthew Curry and played drums on the record.

Check out Bernard Allison's 2018 release on Ruff Records "Let It Go." I co-wrote  track 5 "Night Train" with Matthew Curry, and Bernard Allison.


Billy Branch & S.O.B.'s  "Roots and Branches" Tribute to Little Walter, Alligator Records 2019

Michael Bloom & the Blues Prophesy "Whisper in the Wind" 2019

James Armstrong "Blues Been Good To Me" 2017 Catfood Records. Title track co-written by me!

Joseph Veloz "Offerings" 2017

Billy Flynn "Lonesome Highway" Delmark records 2017

James Armstrong  "Live"  2016

Mary Jo Curry #1 on 2016 Roots Music Report (self-entitled cd)  produced by James Armstrong

Mississippi Heat "Warning Shot' 2014 #1 worldwide on "Living Blues Radio Charts"

Blues ile Birlikte Hayata  Jimmy Burns Katherine Davis Elif Caglar 2013

Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues "Blues Shock" 2014

Mississippi Heat "Delta Bound"  2012

Nigel Mack "Devils Secrets" *Best Self Produced CD of the year by Windy City Blues Society.* 2011

Mississippi Heat "Lets Live it Up" 2011 *Voted Best Traditional Blues Album of the year, Blues Blast Magazine.*

Ana Popovic  "An Evening at Trasimeno Lake' DVD  *Voted Best Blues DVD of 2011 Blues Matters Awards UK*,  Nominated Best DVD of 2011 Blues Music Awards*

Ana Popovic  "An Evening at Trasimeno Lake"    2011

Biscuit Miller "Blues with a Smile" 2010

Shawn Kellerman "Blues Without a Home" 2009

Ana Popovic "Blind For Love" 2009

Khalif "Wailin" Walter "Let Me Say that Again" 2006 EP

Bernard Allison "Energized" 2005 DVD

Bernard Allison "Energized Live in Europe" 2005 Double Live Album

Chris Green 'Jazz" 2004

New Miracle Temple 'Hold On' 1996


Performing live , recording , arranging,  song writing,  playing to a click live and in the studio, smiling while performing, showing up on time. I teach private lessons in the Central Illinois area.  I am now accepting offers for clinics, so contact me for bookings.

Mississippi Heat

Kelley Hunt

Wayne Baker Brooks

Ronnie Baker Brooks

James Armstrong

Nigel Mack

Country Bill and the Cadillac Daddies

Dave Herrero

Shawn Kellerman

Matthew Skoller

Dan Akroyd (Windy City Live, ABC T.V.)

Slam Allen

Liz Greeson

Johnny Rawls

Corey Dennison

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Anthony Gomes

Katherine Davis

Chris Green & New Perspective (Jazz)

Sherman Robertson

Chico Banks

Joe Moss

Nick Moss

Rob Blaine

Mary Joe Curry and Tombstone Bullet

New Miracle Temple Church Choir

Alex Wilson

Grammy Award winner Billy Flynn

Grammy Award winner Jason Ricci

2016 Grammy Nominated John Primer and Chicago Blues a Living History

Carlos Johnson

Corky Seigal

Billy Boy Arnold

Bill Simms Jr.

Vincent Bucher

Joseph Veloz

Nelson St. Revival

Susan Williams

Michael Bloom


Artists I've Toured, Recorded and Performed With