I think I could have been a good pianist, if only I had practiced. But I didn’t. And wasn’t.
However, I started playing guitar at 15, when folk and rock were all young and have been playing, writing and performing ever since. I grew up listening to jazz, show tunes and, since my mother was a symphony violinist, lots of classical music. I think that all these influences shaped the direction and diversity of my music.
I had the good fortune during my college years to hear many of the prominent blues musicians of the day and took lessons for a while from Reverend Gary Davis and Brownie McGhee. I was part of various rock bands of good musical quality, but little fame.
In recent years, in addition to solo performance, I’ve been a third of Fretbox Trio, along with two excellent musicians half my age. This has introduced me to a lot of music from the 80s and 90s that otherwise would have been unfamiliar. We describe our music as vocal-centric, blues-inflected pop rock. Check us out on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, YouTube and other purveyors of fine music.
I’m looking forward to playing at Kickstand during Porchfest and providing some entertainment and enjoyment for you.