A few years now. Moved from California to Indiana as a teen, didn't know anyone here. So I would sit at the Kimble organ and try to play with songs on the radio.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The DOOBIE BROTHERS late 70's, Holiday Star Theater, by myself, That was the year they released Minute by Minute and Michael McDonald was playing key's. Great show and they were from the Bay Area of California.
What gear do you use?
My live rig consist of a Kurzweil PC88 (bottom) Yamaha Motif (mid) Korg VK7 Hammond (top) through a Roland 180w Keyboard amp. At home its my Baby Grand or the Hammond B3 My fav would be my Yamaha CP70 in my dinning room. Its between my bedroom and bathroom, so I can always stop and play 24/7
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
THE BEATLES, my Mom bought me a copy of Meet the Beatles, Paul McCartney is still my biggest influence because of his talent and all he has done as a musician, writer and humanitarian.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I've worked with many local bands over the years, traveled with a few road bands in my early years. Im into just about every kind of music genre. Im playing Sunday Jam nights as a house keyboard player for Bad Cadillac. Im wanting to get with a major act and get out there. My kids are all grown and its basically time to enjoy life a little more, working with a pro group or artist.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Paul McCartney. Besides Elton John, Doobie Brothers, John Mellencamp. Paul inspires me and I've learned some things from his keyboard work. His piano playing and musical arraignments are really cool.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Bloomington Indiana, 2,700 people ( I just heard them, I couldn't see a thing because of the lights) The benefit for a lady dying of cancer, It was one of the hardest physically because I supplied the PA and stage gear for the show. But the band was put together just for the show, and we only had two weeks to rehearse on Saturdays because we all work. The two sets we did were all tough Elton, Beatles, McCartney and Clapton songs. My day started at 9:00AM that day, we took the stage at 10:00PM and someone from above guided us from above. What a night.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
ABBEY ROAD, there's so much that is different. I don't remember. Side 2" along with the way the album flows and changes.