A life time musicologist intrigued by everything involved with sound and music. Inspired by the Vibration Relationship of Sound, Light & Colors, Higher Consciousness and Awareness.
Performing as Highway Buddha and as part of the Road Hogs and It's A Beautiful Day. Singer/Song writer and multi-instrumentalist (over 90 instruments).
I've composed a WIDE variety of music from Americana, Spiritual/Ambient, Dance, etc.
'recorded a solo piano and environmental music CD entitled Pacific Waves as well as "Memory Calling" and "Ascension" featuring Middle Eastern influences, Bass, Violin, and Sitar and several CDs with It's A Beautiful Day & the Road Hogs.
I was fortunate to work with nationally known musicians such as jazz guitar legend Howard Roberts, Jamaica's Larry McDonald (Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, Skatalites), Bill Barnwell and the International Jazz Society.
Toured with the Dick Clark organization and worked with producer Larry Klein (Johnny Carson,& Joni Mitchell) in the 1970’s before moving to the San Francisco Bay area where he accepted the position of bassist for David LaFlamme's It's A Beautiful Day in 1980 - present.
Bar/Club settings: Feature songs I grew up singing and some that were played in my early bands along with popular iconic songs that have stayed with me throughout the years. Motown to the Beach Boys to Johnny Cash and the Jefferson Airplane, most are tunes everyone knows with a few of my Santa Cruz originals added for those who like to hear something new.
Spiritual Holistic settings: I perform meditative gentle music to sooth the mind and spirit with serene soundscapes containing affirmations of Love, Peace, and Tranquility. Mixing in some music from the "Love Generation".
Using Charka bowls, wooden flutes, Craven halo, various shakers, riq, harmonicas, acoustic guitar, a slide guitar or two, and maybe some “found” instruments.
Utilizing multiple tunings on the acoustic guitar and adding lap steel, slide guitar and harmonicas, there is plenty of variety to keep the audiences entertained.
The show is enhanced with reminiscences from many years of playing music and traveling, featuring celebrities I've worked with such as It's A Beautiful Day, Dick Clark, Victor Borge, and a multitude of characters from San Francisco's Summer of Love music scene.