I've always loved to sing, but didn't start performing until about 1992. I first joined a light rock band called "Unknown Legend." Then there was "Shovelhead," a classic rock band formed for Halloween, 1995. Then I started singing at blues jams in the Seattle area, and in about 1996 I formed a blues rock band called "Rain City Blues." We played clubs in the Seattle area for about two years. After I got tired of smoky clubs, late nights, and flaky bandmates, I switched to jazz. In 2002 I joined "Back Burner," a bluegrass and swing band. In 2016 I started playing guitar and writing songs. I'm excited to see where this next chapter takes me.
Back Burner (2002-2012)
Rain City Blues (1997-1999)
Rain City Blues Band
Rain City Blues, 1998, Redhook Brewery, Fremont
Singing "Your Cheatin' Heart" with the late, great Luther Allison, Aug. 1997, at The Backstage, Seattle
Playing in a rock band called Shovelhead, formed for a Halloween party in about 1995. We dressed as bikers. I learned to play bass on two songs.
Playing at a neighborhood block party with the 95th St. Band, a neighborhood garage band.