A year and a half. I taught myself to play the guitar in April 2011, and I've written most of my several dozens of songs since then. All that came after I'd worked for 20 years as a deejay at major radio stations in Nashville, Orlando and Tampa--where I learned what makes a song great.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The first concert I ever attended starred The Beatles at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan. It was 1964-66 sometime, although I can't recall the exact date. I went as a guest of my older cousin, a Detroit dentist, with a couple of his kids and two other younger cousins of mine. We didn't have front-row seats, but it was still very memorable...because it was THE BEATLES!
What gear do you use?
Fender Deluxe Stratocaster, Epiphone Les Paul, Fender Sonoran acoustic/electric
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I was always into all kinds of pop, rock and r&b, with some country pop, country rock, pure country, and adult contemporary also in the mix, and I like music with humorous overtones (regardless of the genre). Without any doubt, the songwriters who influenced me the most when I was younger were Bob Dylan and The Beatles, particularly John and George.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
No. I've never been in a band, but for my upcoming album I will be assembling my own band with some of the best players in Florida.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?