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Born in 1947, I was raised on Hank Williams. The fifties led me to Elvis and I knew from the first time I saw him that I wanted to be him! From gospel sings on my Grandmother's front porch to the rock bands of the sixties that I played in, It has been a great journey. I grew up in Winter Haven, Florida with Gram Parsons, Jim Stafford, Kent LaVoie, Carl and Jesse Chambers just to name a few.
I was preordained to be a musician. I played in my first rock band at 14, by my first year of college I was lead guitar player for "The Spades" one of the premier bands to come out of Central Florida. A Florida tour with The Zombies and The Searchers, secured us a recording contract and a subsequent trip to the RCA studios in Nashville.
In the early nineties I went back to college, got off the booze,and started writing songs. This opened the door for a whole 'nother part of my story. "Me and Mr. Cole" released in 2000 and "Narcoossee Lucie" in 2006 have helped me to become a successful performing songwriter. I play many festivals including the Florida Folk Festival, The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, The Will McLean Folk Festival, bars, colleges, and juke joints near and far. I am about to begin recording album # 3. Stay Tuned.