Self taught as a boy... some guitar, a bit of resonator, a little bouzuki and a tad of uke.. and like to sing a bit and enjoy writing... never fancied myself much of a guitarist but use it to accompany my vocals to get my songs heard a bit. Thanks for listening.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Donavan, Dylan, Reading, Cooke,... mostly Dave Van Ronk.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Soloist... rarely joined by another guitarist, "harp" or related instrument... bands when I was younger but prefer solo, ... plenty of politics in my own head without band members.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
David Hammond, old friend... R.I.P.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Largest: North Port Folk Festival 1967 to about 4,000 plus people.
Smallest: Brooklyn Coffee/Tea house, Providence to a handful... spartan.
Next Smallest: Main Street Coffee, East Greenwich RI 10 people... very friendly.
Most memorable: Common Fence Point: Love the audiences there, fam-friendly and full house, you can hear a pin dropping... perfect place to hone your craft... I've also had the pleasure of doing fundraisers...musically... like "ANGELO LIVE AT THE NARROWS"
... truth is, I like it all.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
ALBUM #1 Herbie Mann, (Live) at the Village Gate c-1961... everything good in music: variety, texture, simplicity with sophistication, edgy and quirky... . It speaks to me about the night... city life... the mysteries we all go looking to find in the form of adventure...
ALBUM #2 Getz-Gilberto: "Girl from Epinima"...for sure.