How long have you been playing?
I have been a performer for over 40 years! Darn, showing my age! Started playing Piano at 6, violin at 10, harmonica at 12, guitar at 13, sax at 30, and I fiddle with the Indian flute, jews harp, singing bowls and other percussion instruments....BUT REALLY, the only one I have mastered (or at least think I have, haha) is the Harmonica with a bit of vocals and dancing thrown in....most of all, I am a performer and people seem to like it! At least I hope so!!!! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Geez, now you are really making me work my brain, Concert....gosh I went to so many starting at the age of 14 and it was about $5.00 to get in! Thinking maybe the J Giles band to hear John Mayal so I could learn Wammer Jammer!
What gear do you use?
I am a big Lee Oscar fan as far as Harps. I play with an old triangular mic which unfortunately they quit making....an AKG...easy to hold and a bit hot. Nice CRISP sound....not a bullet mic kinda girl!
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
As far as playing music....my mother was my first influence teaching me old harmonica songs and we'd do duets with her piano. Then John Mayal my 2nd influence. For the rest of my years until 30, I was a closet harmonicist and almost no one knew I played unless it was your birthday and I whipped it out and sang and played and BLEW your mind! Everything I learned was just from watching other local musicians and asking questions, but mostly, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
LOTS of bands over the years, always with the best and kindest and talented friends. I've done a few talent shows, theater shows, parties, bars, festivals, Opry, and even a prison...you name it!!!
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Bonnie Rait, Sting, President Clinton, Louis Armstrong, Robert Plant, Tom Jones, good god, I could be here all day....they all just float my boat and it would be fun to play different kinds of music!
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
I was voted in by the San Luis Obispo CA Blues Association as one of the top 5 BLUES DIVAS on the CA central coast and I opened and closed an outdoor festival of blues music with over 500 attending!
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
You are going to laugh, but it would be the sound track to the movie EAT PRAY LOVE....it's a mix of international, funk, and an array of melodies....I never tire of it and it keeps me in check.
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