About The Bands
Bands and musicians I’ve had the pleasure of making music with.
As opportunities present themselves, I like challenging myself to make music with different combinations of musicians. I like to mix it up to keep it fresh and spontaneous!
Chad, Lynne, and I played as the JCL Trio for the Crown Guitar Fest opening celebration at the Garden Bar, and Cup O’ Joe & The Buffalo sometimes have other musicians join with us.
I have occasionally set in with Chad Leslie & Ned Cooney who play together as Ten Bear Day, and recently I played at the Brookside Yard with Luke Hojnacki, Mark, Mike, Lanny, Brian, and Bill as The Music Lab during the Taste Of Bigfork event.
From an early age I had a passion for music and art, and studied both in my youth. I ended up making a living with graphic design but I never stopped making music.
I learned drumming in elementary school, took some private piano lessons, and eventually discovered the guitar!
The Rogues, my first band in Junior High School, played surf and rock music at private parties, and at our Junior High School graduation dance. In high school I was in Yesco Train playing rock, blues, and originals at cool gigs in Hollywood, the Ballroom on Catalina Island, and our High School Graduation dance.
I traveled around with my acoustic guitar writing original songs for awhile and eventually started my graphic design business, Abacus Graphics. I had fun playing in the Smoking Wood Peckers band for 20 plus years.
Now, I’m roaming free and making music with my friends in the beautiful Flathead Valley, in Northwest Montana and loving it!
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
Crown Guitar Fest Performances
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Behind The Scenes
Ever since I started making music learning by ear to emulate other bands and musicians, I have also pursed writing my own original music. I really enjoy both the spontaneity of playing live with other musicians as well as the challenge of writing and creating original music in the studio. It’s all good!