I was born in October 1949 in Wichita, Ks and grew up there. As a young teenager in the ‘60s I developed a great love for music partly due to my music classes in school, but I also discovered I had an inborn talent for instruments as well. I started playing the drums when I was 15 and then moved on to the guitar and so far, I haven’t stopped playing. I listened to The Beatles, Elvis, and other groups of that time. I joined the Navy in 1968 and while serving in Japan during the Viet Nam war, I broadened my musical taste and interests to Folk and Blues. I learned more about the fingerpick guitar style used in Folk and Blues and began to play more Country and Blues music. I began writing my own music about 25 years ago and plan to continue until I just can’t anymore. My “better half” and I have been together for nearly 30 years, and I have a beautiful grandson named Matthew who is one of my greatest joys in life.