ABOUT HKS


 

 



Influences:

Chet Atkins, Dick Dale, George Harrison, Django Reinhardt, Merle Travis, Clarence Holliman, Wes Montgomery, Gatemouth Brown, Junior Watson, Les Paul, Ronnie Earle, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Vaughan, Don Rich, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Oscar Moore, Charlie Christian and many more.

Discography:

1999- Jungle Jane (Topcat Records)

2004- Walkin' Heart Attack (Topcat Records)

2008- Enough Is Enough (Independent Release)


Biggest Accomplishments:

Wrote "Rock Party" for George Thorogood. He recorded the song for his "Hard Stuff" CD and opened his show with the song while on tour for over 6 years.

Performed multiple tours and played many of the biggest festivals in Europe and Brazil. 
 

Awards/Nominations: 

Winner of the 2011 IBC Regional Competition in Paris,Texas
Winner Fort Worth Weekly's Best Blues Band in 2008
Winner BUDDY Magazine's Texas Tornado Award 2006


Movies/Film:

2002 Cameo appearance in
Texas World Television's "Eightball Blues". Also wrote and performed title song/soundtrack for the independent film which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.


Famous People Performed With:

George Thorogood, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kim Wilson, Anson Funderburgh, The Rockets featuring Sam Myers, Jimmy T-99 Nelson, Junior Watson, Nick Curran, Mike Morgan, Jim Suhler, Paul Size, Bugs Henderson, RJ Mischo,
The Tejas Brothers, Gary Primich, Nick Moss, Mark Hummell, Buddy Whittington(John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers), Jason D Williams(Jerry Lee Lewis' stunt piano player in "Great Balls Of Fire"), Fred Mandel(Pink Floyd, Queen), Prescott Niles(The Knack), Nathan East(Eric Clapton), Red Young(Eric Burden), Buddy Miles(Jimmy Hendrix)


Favorite Vacay Spot:
 

Rio De Jainero- Brazil


Funniest (maybe not so funny at the time) tour story:

The time our drummer lost his backstage pass and managed to skate around for 24 hours without one until he was finally stopped by security. Of course by then it was 20 minutes before we were supposed to be onstage and the security people wouldn't budge. I had to go buy him a ticket to the festival at the front gate so he could play the show.


Most Eccentric Quirk: 

The only effects I use are a 20-foot cord and a pack of Pall Mall Reds.

Personal Quote:

If I'm ever in an airplane that is going to crash, don't bother giving me a parachute. All I need is a guitar cord, microphone cord or electrical cord to hold on to. I know that son-of-a-gun will hang up on SOMETHING before I hit the ground.