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
Crosby, Stills and Nash
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:
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.