I started playing music professionally in 1973 when I was 14 I learned to play Piano from my grand father. I beat on boxes till my mom bought me a drum set and I picked up a guitar and leaned "House of the Rising Sun" I played a little bass but I didn't really play bass till my buddy Kenny Jackson wanted me to play with him in 1989
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Dr Hook 70's I went with my nephew Rusty Thoirnhill. I was hooked
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Reach as many people as Possible and to find a manager and booking agent
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The Beatles Beach boys and Ray Price because they each had their own sound
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I was very blessed to play in some of the best local bands in Houston Texas. In the middle 80's I teamed up with a very young but great guitar player named Kenny Jackson. We formed a group called "The Sudden Urge Band" with Kennys brother Mike Jackson on drums and Big Wally Larry Witt who not only played a mean blues guitar but he hauled us to the gigs.
We played Country, Blues, Southern Rock, Classic Rock.and Top 40 The versatility of the music we played was the magic of Sudden Urge because when we played Country music it sounded like Country music. And when we played Rock we always Rocked the house down.
In 1996 I had the honor and the privilege to play with Gene Watson and become a member of his Farewell Party Band. I never thought I would ever play at the Grand Ole Opry much less play with a country legend such as Gene Watson But I did for two years.
Those days will stay with me for the rest of my life. I played many concerts and a few TV shows with Gene and used what I learned when I I came off the road.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Randy Cornor would be the one I would love to play with. He had hit's in the 70's. His most famous song was "Sometimes I Talk In My Sleep" Written by Eddy Raven
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
The Grand Ole Opry and Jamboree In The Hills. Both with Gene Watson.
In the 70's I played my first concert at Liberty Hall in my home town Houston Texas with a rock band called Scarlet Harvest. In the 90's I played my first Major concert with Donnie Vondra in Pine Bluff Arkansas We opened for Billy Ray Cyrus the week Achy went #1
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
The Beatles White album. I first heard it at my best friends house when I was 10 and i still get something new from it.