About Me

Bio

Thanks for visting Robcompaguitar.com. I wrote a really long bio, which lots of little details and everything, but then I realized my life isn't really that exciting, and I wouldn't really take the time to read my own bio, so how could expect someone else to? So instead, here's some short bullet points of cool stuff I've gotten to do over the years on this crazy musical journey. 

Obligatory List of Accomplishments

-studied guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship. 


-While at Berklee, formed the band Dopapod with some friends. Over next ten years, we built it into a nationally touring, full time career that has taken us to venues of every size/shape/style imagineble, from tiny bars, to beautiful old theaters, to Red Rocks Ampitheater, to high profile outdoor festivals such as Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Gathering of the Vibes, Camp Bisco, Hulaween, Peach Music Festival, yada yada yada.  


-co-wrote and recorded 5 full length studio albums (and counting) with Dopapod. I've also recorded as a sideman on numerous other albums when time has permitted. 


-Some people/bands I've had the pleasure of playing music on stage with that you might have heard of (or not): 

-Zappa Plays Zappa (feat. Dweezil Zappa) 

-Moe. 

-Otiel Burbridge (Allman Brothers, Dead and Co., Aquarium Rescue Unit)

-Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit)

-Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman guitarist/Musical Director)

-Stanley Jordan

-Tom Marshall (Phish lyricist)

-Anthony Krizan- Spin Doctors

-Steve Berlin (Los Lobos)

-Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes Band)

-Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan)

-George Porter Jr. (The Meters)

-Steve Gadd (Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, etc.)

-Roosevelt Collier

-Paul Reed Smith

-members of Snarky Puppy

-members of Trey Anastasio Band

-members of Umphrey's Mcgee

-members of String Cheese Incident

-members of The Disco Biscuits


-have opened for/been on bills with some of the biggest names in the "jam" scene and beyond, including (but not limited to): 

-The Allman Brothers Band

-Tedeschi Trucks Band

-String Cheese Incident

-Umphrey's McGee

-Disco Biscuits

-Trey Anastasio Band

-Sound Tribe Sector 9

-Carl Palmer (emerson, lake and palmer)

-Medeski Martin and Wood

-John Scofield

-Soulive

-Lettuce


-have garnered artist endorsements from respected guitar companies such as Paul Reed Smith guitars, Moollon guitars, Maxon effects, and Fuchs Amplification


-Have written several guitar lesson articles for the major guitar publication Premier Guitar Magazine, which you can view in the "Artlcles n Interviews" page. 



Education

-after high school, I studied music at Monroe Community College. While there, I was introduced to Jazz music theory, and all sorts of other good stuff that my high school self thought he was "too cool" for. 


-in 2006, I attended Berklee College of Music on a scholarship


-have studied under: 

Mark Balestra

Mark DeMott

John Nyerges

John Viviani

Paul McCardle

Bruce Bartlett

David Tronzo

John Wilkins

Kevin Barry

Chris Buono

Duke Levine

Wayne Krantz

Scotty Anderson