2007 Wrote 4 eBooks in the "Secrets Revealed" series
2005 Developed Bluestronica
, a new genre combining Techno electronic dance music with live blues guitar and blues vocal samples, Amsterdam
2005 Made field recordings on the streets of Amsterdam, produced album
2005 "Speakeasy St." musical, playwright and composer, Amsterdam
2003 Began 8-track Fostex digital recording and Reason, Amsterdam
1996-01 Sound engineer, DJ, music performer, Burning Man Festival
1995 Artist endorser for Gibson Guitars
1994 Pink Flamingos band, guitarist, toured US and Bahamas
1992 Bachelor of Arts degree (Marketing), Sonoma State University CA
1982 "Godspell" musical, guitarist, Santa Rosa CA
1980 Guitar repair tech for 2 years, Ukiah Music Store, Ukiah CA
1979 Electric Guitar Tech, Fender Music Instruments, Fullerton CA
1979 Physics of Music class, Sonoma State University CA
1979 "Pippin" musical, guitarist, Santa Rosa CA
1978 Music Director/Guitarist, In Love Internally, original musical, Cotati CA
1978 Recording/Sound Tech for the music and dance department for 1 year, paid. Produced all dance program music and recorded all music performances, Sonoma State University CA
1977 Attended Sonoma State University for 3 years, studied traditional music program including piano, vocal, and percussion sight-reading
1977 Sound effects artist, dramatic radio program, KSFO-AM
1976 KMLS-FM radio, DJ; KBBF-FM, News Reader; Santa Rosa CA
1976 Video Production class, Santa Rosa Junior College CA
1975 Justice Sound, live sound tech, Sebastopol CA
1975 Joined American Federation of Musicians union, Local 13, Santa Rosa CA
1975 Studied arranging, jazz composition, improvisation, and music and jazz theory, AA degree, Santa Rosa Junior College CA
1974 Bristlecone Studios, recording and live sound tech, Monte Rio CA
1973 Joined first class of Blue Bear Waltzes School of Music, 1st "Rock&Roll college". Learned fretboard theory, composition. Studied with Chris Hayes, Bonnie Hayes, Keith Allen, and others.
San Francisco CA
1970 Began study of contemporary guitar music, rock and mostly blues. Taught myself slide, soloing, rhythm, chords
1967 Began studying 4-string bass guitar and reading bass clef
1967 Began regular concerts as the lead in a guitar trio
1966 Played flute in school band for next 2 years
1966 Began recording life using a new Ampex 1/4-inch reel-to-reel tape recorder
1964 Began studies on guitar. Learned to read treble clef from Alfred McManus Books 1-6, lessons weekly for next 3 years, practice 2 hours per day, annual public performances
Expert in Propellerhead Reason, Goldwave, digital audio recording, audio file post-processing and conversion, many utilities, MS Office, Windows. Able to maintain and repair computers and networks,
including and hardware repair.
Able to lead, manage, evaluate, train and develop band members.
Able to write for, arrange and score all instruments, including transposed parts.
Professional, presentable, personable.
Available for tours, contract, subbing, studio, live; sideman, band leader, composer, arranger; union or no.
Have passport, will travel.
End of CV
Gibson Nighthawk electric
Gibson Les Paul Bass electric
Alvarez-Yairi acoustic dreadnought
...and others not worth mentioning
Amps and Processors
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV
Roland GP-100 guitar preamp/processor
Mesa/Boogie 50/50 powering (2) Mesa/Boogie floor wedges w/JBL
Resistive Power Soak
Line 6 175LD bass amp
Crown Power Tech 2 powering (2) Electro-Voice floor wedges
BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A
dbx 1046 quad compressor/limiter
Rane stereo 15 band EQ
Brass slides, or a half-full Heineken bottle
Foxx Tone Machine
Cry Baby 535 wah-wah
End of Gear
Evolution of a Guitar Guru...
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Age 9 (1965) age 22 (1978) Age 49 (2006)