Kurt Is My step dad, he is a guitarist, a drummer, a bass player, and he is a studio engineer, he also owns his own studio. His mother was a beautiful singer and he has a lot of musicians in his family. Kurt has lived in multiple cities and counties like Japan, Iceland, Germany, and San Francisco, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, and Tennessee. Kurt went to UCSB for sound Engineering and Classical Guitar and then moved to SF and Started touring with Jello Biafra from the Dead Kenedys and the Melvins.
Kurt Started his own studio in Potero Hill of San Francisco and Worked there for 15 until recently when the Owner wanted it back. Kurt has been a huge inspiration for me to start playing am instrument and to pursue a art form. He has also has taken my mom, my sister and I to a bunch of festivals like Out SideLands and Coachella. He has traveled all over with people and played so many festivals that now he can get tickets to most shows. It is really cool to get to have someone like kurt in your family.
I asked Kurt some questions about touring and music this is how it went.. “how did you originally get into music” k: “I started playing music at very young age, she would teach me simple songs on the piano and she would practice for shows.” I also asked what it is like to tour with big bands and get to be in front of thousands of people,” He said ” It is very fun to get to be with Jello and other Singers, sometimes I forget that he is such a big deal, and its great to get to be with a band and get to be working together. Going on stage is a pretty frightening experience at first but once you get used to it and learn to trust your band it isn’t bad at all.” Kurt is no longer touring because of my young sister and is now doing sound at clubs and will still do local shows with Jello Biafra. He also has a new studio and is recording new and old bands.