Born in Flushing, NY in 1953. I've lived in a lot of places - Springfield, MA, Burlington, VT, Columbia, MO, Bellingham, WA, Edmonton, Alberta, and San Francisco for 17 years before moving to Maryland in 2000. I played piano, viola, and guitar when I was a kid and started playing again about 5 years ago. Guitar is my primary instrument although I'm working on learning the hackbrett, kala u-bass, and udu. I have a Gibson J-185, a McPherson, and an Eastman archtop. I just ordered a Sadowsky Jim Hall model guitar and can't wait until it arrives. I like a lot of different styles of music, classical, jazz, folk, world, blues, and incorporate many of these styles into my playing and composition.