I have been a Livermore resident since 1985, and a member of its vibrant music community in 2009. With the support and encouragement of my amazing wife and best friend Nancy, I starting performing as a solo artist at venues such as Cuda Ridge Winery, Wood Family Vineyards, First Street Wine Company, Shadow Puppet Brewery, Swirl On The Square, Cedar Mountain Winery, and Castlewood Country Club.
In 2009 I also joined the legendary Tri-Valley band "Tommy and the Fourspeeds", and performed at many summer concerts at Pleasanton's Wayside Park. You can learn more by clicking THIS LINK to the band website.
Daisy the Wonderdog is my faithful sidekick, and was featured prominently on our online concerts during the pandemic.
In recent years, I have been thankful to perform with my daughter Audrey, an extremely talented musician and accomplished vocalist, and her fiance Dean Austin Mayor, yet another wonderful musician and saxophonist. They helped to expand our repertoire beyond my historical influences such as the Beatles, 60's - 70's acoustic rock, and the singer - songwriter genre. The music styles we perform now include folk, pop, country, theater, and jazz. We also perform a few of my original songs from time to time.
I appreciate the additional encouragement my son Ben and his fiance Claire Henderson provide, as well as their occasional cameo appearances as their graduate studies allow.
I will be rejoining the music ministry at Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, serving as a guitarist at availed masses.