I was 14 years old and started playing in church with my family also Jr. High School in a band with guitarist Bill Frizell, Keyboard Larry Dunn, Drums Larry Thompson
What was the first concert you ever went to?
James Brown, 1967 went with school friends, First non stop 2 1/2 show most professional high energy show ever
What gear do you use?
5 string Ken Smith,Warwick Stingray, Schecter Diamond Artist Series, Fender Jazz Bass , BSX Flip bass Accu Electic, 5 string basses, Klugman 4 string and Kay 5 string Accu. basses , 6 string custom Tune bass , Yamaha TR6 6 string Bass, Sukof Angel Fire 5 String ,Custom made for me Washburn Gold top 5 string bass I love them all
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Stevie Wonder, Ray Brown, Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter,Carol Kaye,Marcus Miller,Victor Wooten,Victor Bailey, Brian Bramburg,James Jamerson,Christian Mc Bride, Bootsie Collins, Herbie Hancock,Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrain,Art Tatum,Jaco Pastorious, Chick Corea,Joe Zawinu, Cliford Brown, Freddy Hubbert, Stevie Wonder,Oscar Peterson, Jimi Hendrix, Pat Martino, Jimmy Smith, Clifford Coulter, Led Zeplin, The Beatles, Tower of Power, Little Richard, Duke Ellington, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Albert King, BB King The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Soul Stirrers, The Pilgram Travelers, Brother Joe Mays, Ray Charles, Sly Stone, George Clinton, James Brown, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, Santana, Toto ,Mettalica, Journey,
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Larry Dunn Orch, TKO Allstars, TMK Allstars, Renee Rojanaro and After Dark, Paul Taylor Band,Pasadena Play House Orch. Billy Mitchell Band ,LL Cool J, Frankie Vallie And the Four Seasons, Stephanie Mills, Ndugu,s Chocolate Jam, The Main Ingredient, Marilyn Mc Coo and Billy Davis Jr. Brenda Lee Eager, Wendy Barnes, Temptations, 4 Tops, Supremes, Bobby Rodriguez, John Bolivar, Jock Ellis Band,Stevie Wonder, The Platters, The Ink Spots, The Coasters,Johnny Taylor,Brian Auger Oblivion Express ,Thelma Houston, Dan Folguleburg, Jimmy Ibitson, Michael Murphy,
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Jimi Hendrix He changed rock guitar as we know it
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
85000 People Coke Summer Fest, Beach Boys Summer Fest ,Carnivals Smooth Jazz Cruise, The Ray Charles Story, The Lena Horne Story, Pearlie , Bluz in The Night, The Lion King, Dream Girls, And many more...
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Mile Davis Bitches Brew, It was the begining of Jazz fusion, and set the tone of that music for the next 40 years