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June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalst, (guitar, lap steel, piano, fiddle, bass) and expert slide guitarist sponsored by Gibson and Epiphone since 1996. Composer of many songs lyrics and music) including numerous pieces with Shel Silverstein (1995-1999) and Keith Sykes (2014).
Has performed for Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Chris Issac, Al Jardine , Kenny Chesney, Robert Dinero, Barry Gordy jr. Maya Angelo, Jimmy Buffet, Keith Sykes, Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, Susan Lucci , among others
2016 Sirius XM Elvis Live Radio, Recorded and performed with Elvin Bishop ,James Burton, Reggie Young, Ronnie Tutt, Gerry Shiff, Tony Brown , Norbert Putnam, Billy Burnett, Chris Issac, Martina McBride, Scotty Moore, Ronnie McDowell, B.J. Thomas, Lisa Marie Presley, Riley Keogh, and Glen Hardin, and many many more in 9 month period. Played and recorded on over 2300 Elvis Presley recordings, 31 movies and 3 documentary’s.
Session work at RCA Studios, (Nashville) Sun Record Company, (Nashville) Masterfonics Studios, (Nashville) Private Ear Studio, (Key West) Al Jolson Enterprises Recording, (Nashville) Bay Recording, (Tampa) Lincoln Studios, (Pascagoula) etc.
Toured as the guitarist behind various recording artists, including Johnny Paycheck (“Take This Job and Shove It”). Elvin Bishop (“Fooled Around and Fell in Love”) and many more.
Performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry in 1983, as the opening act for _Johnny Paycheck.
Led an eight-piece band and 16 piece orchestra that performed on Carnival cruises as well as Marriott and Hilton resorts.
Mentors: Three time Grammy Winner Russ Titelman, (Warner Bros. Records, 1976-1996) Shel Silverstein (Evil Eye Music1995-1999) Clarence Gatemouth Brown, (Grammy Winner, 1983) Norbert Putnam (Studio bassist, producer and founder of Quadraphonic Studios in Nashville) and music legend, Pee Wee Maddox.