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On behalf of all those I've had the great fortune to work and grow with, THANK YOU!
THE HYSTERICAL RECORD
MUSICIAN – COMPOSER – ARRANGER - PRODUCER – CONSULTANT
If I were a redwood tree, you could call me ‘young blood’. I am 60 years going on 18, meaning I’ve had my 17th birthday over 43 times now.
I was 17 when I played my first paid gig and have been at it since.
The instrument I get paid to play is BASS (electric & acoustic, fretless, fretted, 4 – 6 – 8 string) . I am also skilled as a guitarist, and play a little mandolin, banjolayee, percussion, keyboards, and drums.
GENRES include Rock n Roll, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Eastbay greasy TOP styled Funk, Reggae, Brazilian styles, Zydeco/Cajun., Soca, West African styles, Bluegrass, Classical, Disco, Punk & Jam band improvisational stuff, ...
I also sing back-up harmonies -
I am very fortunate to have performed music in many parts of the world, touring in three or six directions so far. I've made many friends along the way and a strong musical presence in Sacramento, San Francisco and Oakland, California. I’ve also lived in Boston, Massachusetts, Denver, Colorado, with brief stays in Amsterdam, Holland, and Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
I am currently a resident of San Juan Capistrano, California as of August 2015
A member of AFM local 47, I am FOR RENT everywhere around the world, notably in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Inland counties, San Diego County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, for music performance, recording sessions, TV and film, instruction, consultation, and touring (in most, but not all circumstances). I have good transportation, up-to-date equipment. I also own and operate a small recording studio and an independent record label, Moms Records.
Here's the names of some notable performers, starting in 1975, I've played with &/or recorded, and featured on records with:
I've performed and/or recorded with these respected artists - 'Godfather of Reggae' Joe Higgs, the original 'smooth Jazz saxophonist, Stanley Turrentine, the original Hammond B3 'wiz kid' Melvin Seals ( Jerry Garcia Band, Elvin Bishop), with him in the bands Melting Pot, and JGB. Blues legend Frankie Lee, Maytals guitarist, Hux Browne. poll winning Saxophonist, Paul McCandless, . Kim Weston who sang alongside Marvin Gaye on such early hits as "It takes Two", "Rock me a little while". Don Preston, Bunk Gardner, original members of the Mothers of Invention from 1966 to 69, as well as the 71 and 74 versions of the MOI. Ronnie Montrose, Lenny Williams, Steve Kimock, Tony Lindsey, Warren Haynes, Buzzy Linhart, Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart, Rodney Franklin, Eric McFadden, Bill Spooner (Tubes), David Kemper, David Garibaldi, the Platters, the Coasters, Johnny Heartsman, Pete Sears, G.E.Smith, the Drifters, New Monsoon, Achilles Wheel, Stu Allen, John Kadlecik, Kate Livoni, Lydia Pense, Kofi Baker, Jorge Solovera, David Kaffinetti (Spinal Tap), Rick Reddington, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Elvin Bishop, Chad Hollister, Freddy Hughes, Derick Hughes, Nate Bolden, John Girton, Jonathan Richmond, Billy Johnson & Brian Collier of Santana, Mind X, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman, Bodhi Busick, Vince Herman, Bill McKay, West Coast Rhythm Section, 'Ladee Bianca' Thorton (Frank Zappa), Jackie Greene, Merle Saunders, Bill Kreutzman, Donna Godchaux, Tom Constanten & Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead.