Since I was 9 years old. My Dad bought my older Brother ( Jim ) a mandolin and bought
me a guitar. He could play the guitar pretty well-played "Chet Atkins" style. He taught
us how to tune both instruments , some keys, chords, etc and we were on our way.
Both of us had the "God-Given " talent to play by "Ear", but we had our Dad to thank
for getting us started. "Thanks Dad" who is now in heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Roy Acuff Band along with Grandpa Jones and Minnie Pearl in Bonham, TX in 1943
What gear do you use?
Electri Bass-Fender Jass -1974 Model. Also a "Martin 6-String Guitar"
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Can I set up different folders to save my uploads in. If so, how do I do this. I have one special friend who has lung cancer and is now with "Hospice" I have recorded and uploaded alot of his music and now want to set up a separate folder, if posible, and name it "A Tribute to Bill Gilbert " and put some uploads in this folder. May not be possible?
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Bob Wills!!!!!!!!No doubt about that; but also Gene Autry, Roy Rogers-"The Silver Screen Era"
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Yes and Yes. Numerous ones.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Out at Bill Gilbert's Ranch with Bill Gilbert on the fiddle, Elmer Laurance on the steel,
Eddie Ferguson on lead guitar, Bill Mitchell on guitar and different ones on the keyboard.
Also, I enjoy jammin with Devon Dawson and Jessie "The Outlaw"
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
-About 100 at my birthday party in 2009 with Bill Gilbert & Band -also Devon Dawson
-About 250 at Parker County Senior Pageant
-About 700 Kings Trail Cowboy Church
-About 2500 at Tri-County Electric Co-Op Annual Meeting in Weatherford
-12 At A Club in Azle in 1980 on a cold Sat. Night-Temp was 11 Degrees
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
This would be hard to answer. I just like too many artist, and too many types of music---Western Swing, C&W, Big Band, Blues, Jazz, Pop and etc.