When signing up to play in Vegas, I signed the musicians sheet in position #10 for the night, as I always do i wrote Dean-O. The MC for the night saw that I put my name on the sheet like that and said, is that your name, I said no, its Dean, but everybody calls me Dean-O. He asked, but thats how you write it? I said yes, why? He said, that's how Dean Martin wrote his name. He said, well with a name like Dean-O you're not #10 on the list tonight, you are our opening act... come with me. He proceeded to the stage where he said, "Hey everybody Dean-Os back playing Vegas and he is here tonight. I now had everyones attention in the club and played a wonderful hour set of my originals. When i was done... several people asked me where else I was playing in Vegas, they wanted to make sure they caught my next show. I had to let them in on the fact that I was a programmer at a tech show and was not on tour. An awesome evening none the less. Dean-O played Vegas baby!!
I started playing guitar when I was 7... self taught... no YouTube back in the day. That old nylon stringed 6 string orchestra has long since passed on. I currently play guitar both 6 string and bass... I also play piano and accordion with my lovely wife. I love writing and playing music.