It all comes back around.
Way back when I first started keeping a blog and first conceived of the idea of the TENACITY series, I knew that the first musician I wanted to interview was Damian.
Why? Because he is an old soul. I knew it from the first time we met.
Damian is one of my closest friends from my Berklee College of Music days. Now, we only get to hang out when we are recording or touring, but no matter ... I know this fellow has my back. He's a big brother to me (and I am rich in real big brothers - I have two). We can (and do) talk about almost anything. He is open, wise, caring, and real.
He is also one of the funkiest bass players on planet earth. Seriously. His chops are jaw-dropping, but he knows how and when to use 'em. He's got awesome sauce in his hands and heart and it only comes out at the right time, if you know what I mean.
In honor of my new blog, I asked Damian to revisit the TENACITY questions from where he is now. His answers from 2011 are also below.