I was influenced by the whole 1960's musical scene. I enjoy most music except rap. It's too angry for my taste. I bill myself as a folk singer but I'm really a mix of folk, popular, rock and jazz music.
These days I'm most influenced by fingerstyle guitarists like Mark Hanson, Tommy Emmanuel, John Standefer and of course Chet Atkins.
That's a quick bio of me, I hope you enjoy my music!
I never did any street performing. I'll have to look in to that.
One night in a club I couldn't remember how a song started. I had to ask the rhythm player to start it. That was 40 years ago and I still see it vividly.
I've had a lot of guitars. I generally trade the old one in for a new one. I currently have a 1974 Les Paul Deluxe that I bought new and will probably never sell. It's kind of my Excalibur. I also have a 2015 Fender Starcaster, a Takamene acoustic and a Martin acoustic which has become my main axe. I've never been one to name my guitars, cars, or houses.
“You made my heart sing.”
“Thanks for playing my song.”