Greetings and thanks for stopping by...
This is a photo of me performing for the residents of the Trillium Care Home in Parksville, BC.. I really enjoy singing and playing music for Seniors, especially those of ill health, and those that are shut in and feeble that reside in Seniors homes. These folks are the backbone of our society and they should be entertained, pampered and treated with the highest respect.. I am a portable one man band and I enjoy getting out to the Seniors Homes and providing a little entertainment for them..
I retired in 1996 after spending 13 years in the Navy and 20 years in the Coast Guard.. I was in a couple of bands years ago. I played bass, background lead and rhythm guitar... Today I thank computers, music software and the digital age., as I would hate to go back to analog mixers and sound on sound tape recorders like I used in the past. I like the country and bluegrass music from back in the old days.. My favorite guitar pickers of years ago were Dwayne Eddy, who produced a twangy lead guitar sound, and Don Rich, who played backup and lead guitar for Buck Owens..
I am self taught and play by ear.. I have to do things different today since I broke the index finger on my left hand a few years ago...
This really makes for some interesting guitar playing since the sounds just aren't there like they used to be....
I use a Yamaha Mixing Studio, a Zoom R16 Multitrack Recorder, a Vocalist Live 3 Processor, a Boss DR-670 Drum Machine and a Boss Loop Station when creating my music... When performing on the road I use a Fender PA System, use Shure Microphones and I play a Takamine Acoustic guitar..
Most of my tunes are old time country, some of which, I have done up a bit different. I enjoy doing instrumentals and I would be honored if you would join me and sing or play along..
If you like my music kindly leave a comment or sign my guestbook.. I truly appreciate it...
Take Care and Be Safe Everyone..