Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Jon Lord, Ian McLagan, Goldy McJohn, Gregg Rollie, Rick Wakeman, Chick Corea, Jimmy Smith, Otis Spann, Jerry Yahna, Forrest Daniel, Shirley Etzel, Jimi Hendrix, Greg Hawkes, Keith Emerson, Jurgen Fritz, Steve Porcaro, Jack Bruce, Gary Thain, Mel Schacher, Geddy Lee, Phillip Volk, Paul Revere, Drake Levin, Mike "Smitty Smith, Mark Lindsay, The Beatles, Rob Grill, Small Faces.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I have been writing music for my main music project, Bon Ton Key Club the last few years, but played keyboards for The Control Boys, Backlash, and Small Wonder before I began my own solo project.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Probably either the Salem Armory or the Starry Night in Portland, which later became the Roseland Theater. On another occasion, we played in Seattle for a major promoter and a large crowd, and had pleurisy, so I couldn't move at all or I couldn't breathe. It was the weirdest night in my life.