In the 1970’s when I got to LA I quickly changed from French horn to guitar and worked combo’s around LA. I soon signed up with Burke Dennis at Apogee Mgmt. (Olivia Newton John). I worked LA and went to college. In 1976 I did a short gig on tour with the Association and then back in LA in 1977 I would get into the hottest dance band in town …White Licorice ...with monster lead singer Joe Pizzulo (“Never Gonna Let you Go” …Sergio Mendez). That learning experience lasted a year. During the 70's I also worked many times with neighborhood friend and smooth jazz innovator David Benoit ...also with such great musicians as Doc Doolittle, Bill Breland and Budd Rude. LA is my lady!
Because of personal problems in 1982 I would leave for Canada and the lucrative $1K a week playing single gigs. In 1983 I ended up in Bellevue, WA and went to work playing again mostly single gigs for the King Vac Agency. Except for a wonderful six month HongKong tour I stayed close to Seattle as I was helping raise 2 girls...my three boys were already grown (including Chad Stewart of http://www.myspace.com/fightingiris). In 2004 I took my baby girl to ASU and getting back to my career I recorded 2 (on this site) of my 6 Indy songs with Michael Radford at AMI Records, Nashville. My first complete CD to be finished summer 2010 and released at http://www.coltrecords.com/.
Now after 28 years I've come home! I'm living amongst the vineyards in beautiful wine country, coastal-central California ...40 wineries, some at which I now gig, are within the city limits!
I'm at peace and finally finishing the new album/CD for Colt Records, Nashville.
I always knew I could do it …the wheels just turn so slow. Thank you very much for reading this and listening to the records.