I'm 71 ... I started playing guitar when I was about 13 ... after failing miserably at the clarinet and the piano ... I play and sing music that I enjoy ... not everyone else might ... okay
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Peter, Paul, and Mary at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL in 1963 ... I loved those wonderful folksingers ... they were the ones who got me started
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
for as many people as possible to hear my music
What gear do you use?
My wife thinks, erroneously, that I have too many guitars ... 1967 Guild F-212, 1970 DelVecchio Dinamico, 1961 Guild Starfire III, 1915 Gibson A-1, 2009 Bourgeois OMSC Ltd., 1975 StewMac 'Eagle' banjo, 1930s Stahl Style 6, 1936 Rickenbacher 'Electro' mandolin, 1999 Guild Custom Shop M-70, 1994 Guild B4CE, 2013 Trinity College octave mando, 1979 Ibanez M-340, 1980 Ibanez M-342, p.o.s. Ibby mandolin, Turkish baglama saz
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The Chad Mitchell Trio ... great harmonies, great songs, always made me laugh or think
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Not currently ... but I've played bass/sung in a couple of rock bands, played 12-string/sung in a Country band, played bass/sung in a Blues band ... and performed as a solo folkie/bluesy guy many, many times
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
David Lindley ... he plays the same wonderful, rootsy music that I love ... and his eclectic instrumentation is right up my alley