Started playing organ when I was 6. My Mom and Dad bought one from Sears....with pedals. Later got a Lowrey, sold that and got a Hammond. Played trumpet and drums/percussion in the school band. Majored in percussion in college and learned the other instruments families to teach music in the schools. Self taught on guitar and bass.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Glen Campbell in Cleveland, OH. The whole family went. It was fun.
What gear do you use?
Tonewheel and digital Hammond organs, B3, A-100, standard Leslies, various analog and digital keyboards, DW drums, various brands of cymbals that sound good together.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Lee Michaels, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, David Bowie, Maynard Ferguson.
Lived in the country and bought a lot of records!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Yes. Jazz, blues, and progressive rock. Met many musicians over the years. Gig regularly with all the situations.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Jon Anderson as he has a very prolific creative spirit and is very positive.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Thousands at various festivals with various situations. Handfuls at clubs on bad nights, LOL.
My most memorable performance was headlining with the late Trudy Pitts and the late Gloria Coleman at a Hammond B3 organ summit.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Close to the Edge-Yes. Heard it when it first came out. To me, it is an example of one of the best developed works in rock, but goes beyond genre. To pick one is difficult, but this one has sounded fresh to me every time I listen to it.