I was born in 1950 in North Carolina, moved to Boynton Beach in 1958, then Lantana in 1961.
At about 14, my friend Jack Kasmer was over and picked up my sister’s Harmony acoustic guitar and began playing a Ventures song. I was fascinated and begged him to show me how to play it. He taught me the classic licks to Wipeout and Pipeline. I was on my way!
Then came The Beatles. A few of their songs were simple enough to pick up pretty quickly, and they were fun to play. Even better, I figured out that you didn’t have to play football to get girls. I had found my groove!
I took the normal route from getting my chords and licks down, to playing in a few garage bands with occassional weekend gigs, then to club bands in Palm Beach County and in Atlanta and North Carolina. All the while I remember being inspired and overwhelmed by the incredible talent of the time: Clapton, Hendrix, Allman, Santana, Page, Beck, etc. It was a great time to be a guitar player!
In 1975 I decided to put together a single act so I could play pretty much what and where I pleased. I had a lot of fun with it through 2000 when I decided that I needed a break. I even produced a CD of original tunes in 1998. I have since sold much of my gear, but still hang on to my D-35, which I pull down and play for my dog, Wrigley, every now and then.
I look back now and realize that music gave me some of the best times and most fun of my life. This project is all about putting all of those memories in one place and realizing that this area produced a wealth of talent and music that we all should be very proud of.
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