I have over 40 years of performing under my belt; I started playing guitar at 15 and actually played at the world famous Carnegie Hall on my 21st birthday as part of an ABC records and radio “Big Break” contest. I’ve also played with, or opened for, many name players including blues legends Buddy Guy and James Cotton, lyric master Harry Chapin, blues greats Johnny Winter, Tinsley Ellis, Curtis Salgado, Jimmy Thackery, Coco Montoya, Kim Simmonds, Freddie King, and rock’s Rick Derringer.
Currently, I perform with my band, “The Usual Suspects” which consists of JT Burley [Bass & Vocals] – one of the best bassists around & George Wilson [Drummer] – one of the most power groove oriented drummers you will ever experience.
I also perform with “Stoney & the Houserockers”.
For 8 years, I occupied the blues teacher chair for the Southeast National Guitar Summer Workshop, and was one of three people chosen nationally to work on the blues curriculum for “Workshop Live”. I’ve tried to be a steady source of inspiration for over thirty years to those longing to learn to play guitar, passing down my passion to the young and not so young. Want to play ukulele? Mandolin? I can teach you! I teach all styles of music too, from blues to bluegrass, classic and modern rock, modern pop, classical, and folk.