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Picked up my first Bass Guitar from a Sears Catalog when I was 18 yrs. Over the years I've played in over thirty Bands/Projects.
My musical styles include Classic Rock, Metal, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, Rockabilly and Country .
The Stage is my Art Studio, the Guitar/Bass is my Brush and the Audience is my Canvas. I've played Huge Festivals, Cruise ships, small Honky Tonks, Night Clubs, Casinos and every place in between. I believe "In order to be a good band leader you must first be a good follower" I take pride in being prompt, playing my best and dressing for the situation. Over the years I've learned to be straight forward and honest with people and I expect no less.
Now the fun stuff! My Rig!
In 2013 I'm proud to say I got endorsed by Gretsch Guitars. It was a magical weekend at the Rockabilly Reunion in Lake Havasu, Arizona. I drove from Tucson to Lake Havasu on a Friday night after a Father Daughter Dance to play Saturday afternoon. Mr. Joe Carducci approached myself and my guitar player and said "I don't know if it's the Moon Stars that are lined up but I want to Endorse you guys if that's ok?" The rest is history and Joe and I have been good friends ever since.
My main instruments are my Gretsch Electrotone Bass and my Gretsch Streamliner. Although I've accumulated other Axes throughout my years Gretsch Guitars and Basses are always my first Choice.