I knew I wanted to play music since the night I saw the Beatles
on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. I immediately started making
plans to get the correct hair cut and cloths. Not being able to
play an instrument didn't seem to be such a big deal back
then. Years later I got my parents to buy me a cheap
acoustic guitar and get me some basic group lessons. The rest as
they say is history.
Over the years I have come to appreciate almost all styles of
music. I can appreciate any music performed with conviction and
musical integrity. Good musicianship is good musicianship
regardless of the instruments involved.
I started out playing rock in bands that were trying to be
louder than anyone else but more recently I enjoy playing a lot
of acoustic guitar with a finger style and/or classical bent.
Over the years I have met a lot of musicians in Colorado Springs
mainly through work and have been in numerous bands with them.
The most important of these bands were:
with Mike and Shella Griffus. We played top forty hits and some
originals in and around the Springs for probably five years. We
played many gigs including the Manitou Art Festival numerous
times and a lot of weddings, company parties and private
parties. I met Mike and Shella through Heather because Mike and
Heather worked together at Inmos Corp. in the early 80s'
with Steve Luteman and Maria Hernandez whom I
met working at IBM. In this band we played Old Time music which
is a precursor to blue grass. Steve played guitar, Maria played
fiddle and I played bass. We did mostly all instrumentals. Steve
and Maria were married. They moved back to North Carolina when
IBM closed here.
was formed from people who mostly worked at ChannelPoint a now
defunct startup company in the Springs. Information about
is available here
was a follow on to Hydrogen
. See above link for
was a garage band I played in for years. See the bottom of this
for more info.
is one of the
current band I am in. Check us out here
are the other band I am in. Check us out here
While I do enjoy playing with other people I also enjoy
recording myself solo in my little recording studio. On my
recordings I play all of the instruments and sing all of the
vocal parts. I've only recently begun singing so I have a long
way to go before I win any awards (;>) for my vocal efforts.
Most of the recordings I have done were made into CDs some of
which are detailed shortly. For a look at my studio click here
I do live gigs around the Colorado Springs area from time to
time. If you are interested in having an acoustic musician at
one of your functions please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here I was playing at the Road Kill Chili Cookoff aka Ass on the
Grass festival in Woodland Park on 8/18/12.