Welcome to what I do! 

Although I spend a considerable amount of time writing, recording, practicing, and rehearsing music, my primary pursuit and passion is performing live! I offer an energetic and entertaining show that provides a wide range of music styles that has something for everyone.

Typical Events

I enjoy playing for many different types of events. From bars, beer festivals, biker rides and breweries, to weddings, retirement homes, hotel lounges, benefits, private parties, and meetings; Big, small, long or short, I have played for many different situations throughout the years. What’s my favorite?... "The one I’m at..." Kind of like my favorite song...“the one I’m playing!" 

How do I perform my music ?

One man, two feet (2 hands also), three guitars, and a handful of harmonicas! Sorry, I don’t play three guitars at the same time, but I do sing, play one guitar, a harmonica, and an old wooden foot stomp box that sounds like a bass drum, for a nice, full sound that is often mistaken for a small band! 

I play a beautiful six string Taylor 314CE guitar; and also utilize a cool Gretsch round necked resonator for playing some fun slide guitar. Hohner special 20 Harmonicas make up the bulk of my harp collection. My old wooden foot stomp box is a neat hardwood storage box that my Grandfather gave to me. I place it below my chair and put a microphone under it for some simple bass drum style “thump”. 

Everything is run through my Peavey sound system. My 10 channel 1200 watt PA system is powerful enough to play a large room, or outside, and maintain comfortable volume and great clarity. Yet, it is compact enough to set up in tight spaces as small as 6’x6’, and provide a comfortable listening volume for smaller rooms.

What’s My Style ?

I enjoy many different kinds of music, and don’t know what specific genre would best fit the music that I write. Maybe folkgrass with a splash of southern rock? I write about adventures in the outdoors and fishing quite a bit, which has resulted in our favorite line…“bite my hook“.

A typical three to four hour show consists of classic favorites from artists such as: The Eagles, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Morrison, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to name a few.  Original music is tastefully mixed in for an entertaining and engaging set of music. For a complete song list of many of the songs I perform, got to the "Song List " page on the main menu.

Special  shows of original music only are also available. Take a walk down memory lane and visit the songs that tell my story. Songs of lifes' ups and downs, and songs of fishing and adventure! Songs dating back to the 1981 classic “Mindlights”, to today's favorites from my latest CD release “Bite My Hook”.

What does it cost ?

The cost for a show varies from event to event due to location, date, and the length of show. I am dedicated to providing quality, reliable entertainment at a fair and affordable price. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or for a quote, at the Contact And Bookings tab on my  home page.

My current live setup with wooden foot stomp box, guitar pedalboard and the tambourine chair.