The main keyboard I use when touring is the Yamaha S90 keyboard. Also the S-90ES. “I love the S90 because it gives me the most realistic piano sounds, it’s the perfect size and it’s designed for players”

My studio keyboard is the Yamaha Motif XF 8. “The Motif XF8 sounds are stunning. Once you play this keyboard you don’t want to stop” It’s a bit heavy to travel with so I usually get one provided by the back line companies when I travel. The Motif XF8 is an industry standard.


  • 1962 Wurlizter Stage Piano
Hammond M3
  • Yamaha Motif XF8 (additional Flash RAM)
  • Roland MK80
  • Roland JV-1080
  • Multiple soft synths
  • M-Audio travel controller


I toured for many years playing my black Yamaha AES 1600 (Bigsby) guitar, and my Yamaha CPX15 acoustic. I’ve retired the AES 1600 from the road because it’s become too valuable to tour with. I still take the Yamaha CPX15 everywhere because it’s so reliable.

I remember when I first played my black, Yamaha AES 1600 live and our sound man came to me after the show and shared that the black Yamaha sounded better than almost any guitar he’d mixed before. I originally didn’t really want that jazz guitar image on stage, but the sound won.

  • Fender 1962 Reissue (studio)
  • Gibson Midtown with P-90 pickups
  • Telecaster with D’marzio hum buckers
  • 1961 J-45 Gibson acoustic (studio)
  • Fender Pre Bass (studio)


  • Fender Twin Reverb or Fender Blues Deville
  • Fender Blues Junior
  • Roland JC 120
  • Rat Pedal
  • Mesa Boogie V Twin pedal

MY STUDIO GEAR (lots of legacy gear too numerous to list)

  • Summit Mic pre/Compressor
  • Geffel M990 Mic
  • AKG C-12
  • Heil Pr-40 Mic
  • Sure Beta 58 Mic
  • Apollo Twin
  • UAD plugins
  • IK Multimedia plugins
  • Multiple Toontracks plugins