Grew up in central California where I started playing guitar at 15. Played my first performance at 16 at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds.
Performed in college and played at the Brass Knocker in Saratoga when I was only 17. Got drafted when I was 19 and played in Korea and Japan. Then moved to the pacific northwest where I live now. Here I've played continuous at cafes and festivals. My favorite I suppose was performing at the Seattle Folklife festival. In 2004, after writing songs since i was 17, I decided to put some on a record which turned out to be the Rolling Train album. I did not even think of doing another until I came up with another good batch of songs. Thus the Short Road We're On record in 2009. Then the songs kept coming and I felt I still had things to say and play. So the third album Down This Narrow Passage came about. During these days I was nominated for male performer of the year and best songs a couple of times. These were internet contests. I got a band together and we have been performing for many years now until this virus put a hold on most everything.
Nominated/finalist for best male songwriter at IAMA for "When I Die" 10th annual contest
Nominated/finalist for best song for "Shantytown" in Great American Song Contest
Nominated/finalist for best song for "When I Die" in 16th Great American Song Contest