With the Lizards at Witzend

So What About Me?


I like to play guitar.

Hi.  I'm a guitar player, a singer, and all-around stand-up guy.  I've been playing rockabilly since before I knew it was called rockabilly, and country since, as the song goes, "before country was cool."  I've had the good fortune to play with some great musicians over the years, and am currently working a great group of them in 2 different bands and a barbershop quartet.  Come see us at one of the gigs listed on the home page and say "Hi."  I look forward to meeting you.

If it's country, rockabilly, swing-a-billy, jazz-a-billy, swing, blues, jump blues, folky, just plain fun, or some combination of those, I'm into it, because it all rocks.  Or swings.  Or both.

I'm pretty busy these days, but I can usually squeeze in another gig here and there, and I can probably make you sound better.  Electric, acoustic, lead, rhythm guitar, lead and backup vocals, I'm up for it.  Thanks for stopping by.

I Like to Sing

I've sung solo, in choirs, choruses, and most recently, in my barbershop quartet.  I'm a baritone in the quartet, the part that gets all the cool notes.  With the bands I play in, I sing every chance I get.  I can sing the lead (melody) of the song, or I can sing harmonies in the background.  My quartet, pictured here, is called the Overland Avenue Quartet.  We sing for parties, events, singing Valentines, we've sung the National Anthem before several Los Angeles Galaxy games with the Oceanaires.

The Overland Avenue Quartet

Here's some old news from my recent and not-so-recent past.

2022 turned out to be a great year for gigs and music for me, in a lot of ways.  I joined a new band late in 2021 and have been playing with them steadily ever since.  So much so, I had to leave the Sterling Sylver Band just to keep my sanity (assuming I had any to begin with).  So I'm the lead guitar player with Pull The Trigger, a Ventura-based Country band that plays all the good Country music, like Waylon, Merle, Willie, Buck, and all their friends.  We play once or twice a week in places like The Shores in Oxnard, The Keynote Lounge in Ventura, and the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez.  I've never NOT had a good time with these boys, and it's so great to get to go back to the homeland (Ventura County) to play with them.  And of course, drink 805 beer in the 805 area code.  This band has a big following, folks who come to practically all of our shows, and many of them even know my name.  It's a great feeling, lemme tell ya.


The Overland Avenue Quartet had the honor of singing our country's National Anthem at the last home game of the LA Galaxy's regular season, and we were well received.  See it here.  Hopefully, we'll get to do it again in the coming season.

Yes, I was Gretsch's Player of the Month in March of 2022, and I am eternally grateful for that, but music is becoming an ever-bigger part of my life.  Still playing with Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards, and The Boilermakers Band has just recorded their first album.  Expect to see that and some frequent gigging real soon.  

I also got the opportunity to become an endorser of Nocturne Guitars, with my very own, personally-designed Nocturne Rooster.  It's about the greatest guitar one could own, and I'm proud to help my friend Tavo Vega spread the word about it.  If you thought his pedals were great, wait 'til you try out the guitar he designed.  Come see me at a show (this guitar works for just about any band I play with) and I'll let you take it for a spin.  I'm even the poster child on his website.


How to Reach Me

Phone, email, text, social media, whatever you've got, I'm pretty easy to get ahold of, just check out the Contact page for an easy way to send me a message.