How long have you been playing?
Starting singing in my first band when I was 14 years old. My father is a musician, Guitar/Vocals so I grew up with music. Some of the names of the groups I have been in - Euphonious Wail (Recorded album and toured with the likes of Black Sabbath and the Iron Butterfly. I still sing and an now mostly into blues and country blues (some jazz).
What was the first concert you ever went to?
To see the Doors! It was incredible. The 2nd concert was the Rolling Stones. It was one of their very first concerts at the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino. Cuz I was a professional singer, I got back stage thru some friend at a local radio station. Got to meet Mick, Keith, even Brian Jones!!
What gear do you use?
Shure cordless microphone and monitors. A singer always love their monitors if they work well. Nothing worse than not being able to hear yourself over the band.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Early on it was Dionne Warwick. I'd lock myself in my bedroom and sing her songs until I knew every note. I actually wore out the album. Then it was Janis Joplin, Jonie Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, and I always listened to old blues and Jazz artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and Billy Holiday, Etta James, so many....
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I have been in many bands over the years. Euphonious Wail was an original rock and roll band, I also played in night clubs with bands and traveled all over the world. I did a USO tour in Japan for the military bases, spent 3 months in South of France in Cannes peforming for a German TV show. Also did 2 years (5 nights a week) at the Playboy Club in San Francisco. I spent 4 years in Phoenix Arizona where I worked with a sweet 3 piece jazz group at the Doubletree Inn as their house band.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Steven Tyler, Michael McDonald, Nat King Cole, Bozz Scaggs, Rod Stewart....I could go on.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
20,000! It was at the T-Car Speedway in Reno Nevada for a big rock and roll festival. It lasted all day with about 20 bands including many of the old San Francisco bands like the Chambers Brothers, Big Brother (sadly without Janis), Clear Light, Cold Blood and many more.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Jonie Mitchell's Blue album. Her voice on that album mesmorizes me. Always has.
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