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
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
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:
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
on the Trail
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 Hydrogen
is available here
was a follow on to Hydrogen
See above link for more info.
was a garage band I played in for years. See the bottom of this page
for more info.
is the current 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
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.