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I left my small home town in Missouri at the age of seventeen.  With stars in my eyes and a guitar on my back I hitch-hiked to California where I was able to meet and learn from some of the popular musicians of the early 70’s. In Los Angeles, I joined the American Federation of Musicians Union as a bass guitar player. After getting my chops up to speed, I had the fortunate opportunity to play as a supporting act with my band Calabassas with such groups as:  
   
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  
POCO  
Crosby, Stills and Nash  
The Drifters  
Buddy Miles  
Johnny Rivers  
Mary Wells  
Silent Messenger  
   
I made my first, Gary Young produced, album for Windi Records in Los Angeles in 1974. This recording led to extensive studio session work in California and New York.   

I am also a former member of the Grammy Award winning group, The New Christy Minstrels.  
   
In between performing and recording I hit the streets as a Producer and Publishing Assistant with:  
   
Sundaze Publishing  
Windi Publishing  
Peer-Southern Publishing  
Brown-Eyed Lady Publishing  
Barry White Music  
   
But, the thrill of on-stage performance in front of an enthusiastic crowd, is, and always has been my passion.  I work hard at my craft and strive to improve every aspect of my performances.  You can’t say we are a power group, a folk group, or a gospel group.  Whether I am playing with my group or playing solo; I weave an interesting mixture of different genres to keep my audience entertained.  It doesn’t mater if the crowd is 50 or 50,000, they are going to get the same level of commitment.

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