I'm 67 and I became a musician because IT came to me, and once it's in your blood it's there to stay. What you do with it is up to you. It's a very special gift actually.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Joe Cocker. What I remember was he was too drunk to finish the show. But then again, it was Joe Cocker!
What gear do you use?
I have an English made Tanglewood. The model is Sundance. It's a small parlour style guitar. The sound is awesome.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The Beatles. They changed music in such a way that pop music was never the same after that. I, like most everyone, loved them from the first time I heard them. I had other influences like Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee to name a few but the Beatles opened up so many ideas for melodies and lyrics.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I've always done single gigs with me and the guitar. Now I just write and sing the songs that are produced by two great Houston legends, David Kealey and Trent Poole at Radiant Recording Studio here in Houston.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
David Kealey, Trent Poole and Ikey Sweat (R.I.P) because it just doesn't get any better.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
10,000 when I sung at Oven's Auditorium in Charlotte, N.C. with Lawrence Welk orchestra in 1963. The smallest was at a place in Galveston called The Balinese in the early 70's. I had a three monthe gig there during the off season. I invited my girlfriend and two friends to come and hear me. They were the only ones there except for an elderly couple who straggled in at the last set.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?